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rotator

[ roh-tey-ter or, especially British, roh-tey- ]
/ 藞ro蕣 te瑟 t蓹r or, especially British, ro蕣藞te瑟- /
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noun, plural ro路ta路tors for 1, 3, ro路ta路tor路es [roh-tuh-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /藢ro蕣 t蓹藞t蓴r iz, -藞to蕣r-/ for 2.
a person or thing that rotates.
Anatomy. a muscle serving to rotate a part of the body.
Nautical. a bladed device streamed to rotate in the water to actuate a patent log.
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Origin of rotator

1670鈥80; <Latin rot膩tor, equivalent to rot膩(re) (see rotate1) + -tor-tor
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British Dictionary definitions for rotator

rotator
/ (r蓹蕣藞te瑟t蓹) /

noun
a person, device, or part that rotates or causes rotation
anatomy any of various muscles that revolve a part on its axis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for rotator

rotator
[ r艒t膩鈥瞭蓹r ]

n.
A muscle that serves to rotate a part of the body.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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