servomotor

[ sur-voh-moh-ter ]

noun
  1. a motor or the like forming part of a servomechanism.

Origin of servomotor

1
1885–90; <French servo-moteur<Latin serv(us) slave + French -o--o- + moteurmotor

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How to use servomotor in a sentence

  • Rick held a servomotor in place while Phil Sherman, one of the other technicians, bolted it securely.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • This time Rick and Gee-Gee carefully watched the functioning of each servomotor.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for servomotor

servomotor

/ (ˈsɜːvəʊˌməʊtə) /


noun
  1. any motor that supplies power to a servomechanism

Origin of servomotor

1
C19: from French servo-moteur, from Latin servus slave + French moteur motor

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