servomotor

[ sur-voh-moh-ter ]
/ ˈsɜr voʊˌmoʊ tər /

noun

a motor or the like forming part of a servomechanism.

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Origin of servomotor

1885–90; <French servo-moteur<Latin serv(us) slave + French -o--o- + moteurmotor
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Example sentences from the Web for servomotor

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

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British Dictionary definitions for servomotor

servomotor
/ (ˈsɜːvəʊˌməʊtə) /

noun

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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