a motor or the like forming part of a servomechanism.

Origin of servomotor

1885–90; < French servo-moteur < Latin serv(us) slave + French -o- -o- + moteur motor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for servomotor

Historical Examples of servomotor

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

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery

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British Dictionary definitions for servomotor



any motor that supplies power to a servomechanism

Word Origin for servomotor

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