accumulator

noun
ac·​cu·​mu·​la·​tor | \ ə-ˈkyü-m(y)ə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce accumulator (audio) \
plural accumulators

Definition of accumulator

: one that accumulates: such as
a : a device (as in a hydraulic system) in which a fluid is collected and especially in which it is kept under pressure as a means of storing energy
b British : storage battery
c : a part (as in a computer) where numbers are totaled or stored
d chiefly British : a betting arrangement in which winnings garnered from one bet are immediately used to finance a subsequent bet : parlay

Examples of accumulator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The system’s accumulator bottle, mounted behind the front bumper, is enormous—a hint of the kind of pressure required to damp and stabilize the oscillating mass above. Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 Wagner also wasn't a stat accumulator - someone who stuck around stacking numbers even while losing effectiveness. Matt Young, Chron, 25 Jan. 2022 The Food and Drug Administration questioned his claims about the orgone accumulator and believed that the device was a cover for more illicit activities. Washington Post, 18 June 2021 The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts. USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts. USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts. USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts. USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts. USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of accumulator

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accumulator

accumulate + -or entry 1

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30 Mar 2022

Cite this Entry

“Accumulator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accumulator. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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