[ roh-tey-ter or, especially British, roh-tey- ]
/ ˈroʊ teɪ tər or, especially British, roʊˈteɪ- /
noun, plural ro·ta·tors for 1, 3, ro·ta·tor·es [roh-tuh-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /ˌroʊ təˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/ 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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British Dictionary definitions for rotator
/ (rəʊˈteɪtə) /
a person, device, or part that rotates or causes rotation
anatomy any of various muscles that revolve a part on its axis
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Medical definitions for rotator
[ rō′tā′tər ]
A muscle that serves to rotate a part of the body.
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