demonstrator

noun
dem·​on·​stra·​tor | \ ˈde-mən-ˌstrā-tər How to pronounce demonstrator (audio) \

Definition of demonstrator

: one that demonstrates:
a : a product (such as an automobile) used to demonstrate performance or merits to prospective buyers
b : a person who engages in a public demonstration

Examples of demonstrator in a Sentence

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets.

Recent Examples on the Web

Two unsanctioned protest rallies were harshly dispersed by police, who beat some demonstrators and detained more than 2,400 people in all. Washington Post, "Moscow votes in protest-shadowed election," 9 Sep. 2019 Despite early controversies, the festival ran without a hitch, even welcoming demonstrators to the red carpet on its final day to protest against climate change. Ariston Anderson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Venice: Todd Phillips' 'Joker' Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski Wins Silver Lion," 7 Sep. 2019 Live feeds from the scene showed crowds booing riot police, who accused demonstrators of hurling objects as well as insults. Time Staff, Time, "Protesters Storm Hong Kong International Airport and Disrupt Transport Links," 1 Sep. 2019 Eventually, they were met at a toll plaza by dozens of volunteer drivers who answered calls put out on Telegram using the hashtag #backhome to assist demonstrators. Author: Shibani Mahtani, Timothy Mclaughlin, Anchorage Daily News, "Protesters focus again on Hong Kong’s airport, snarling transport links after day of violence," 1 Sep. 2019 Instead, a group of hard-line protesters decided to take on police guarding government headquarters from behind large barriers that ring the building to keep demonstrators at bay. Ken Moritsugu, Fox News, "Hong Kong police storm subway with batons as protests rage," 1 Sep. 2019 Instead, a group of hard-line protesters decided to take on police guarding government headquarters from behind large barriers that ring the building to keep demonstrators at bay. Ken Moritsugu And Raf Wober, chicagotribune.com, "Hong Kong police storm subway with batons as protests rage for 13th consecutive weekend," 31 Aug. 2019 The Chinese students have tried to shout down demonstrators at pro-democracy rallies in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Yaqiu Wang, Twin Cities, "Yaqiu Wang: Why so many Chinese students can’t understand the Hong Kong protests," 27 Aug. 2019 Photos and videos from the protests showed demonstrators marching, chanting and holding signs high in the air. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Protesters Outside MTV VMAs Draw Attention to New Jersey Water Crisis," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of demonstrator

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demonstrator

demonstrate + -or entry 1

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demonstrator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of demonstrator

: a person who is part of an event in which people gather together in order to show that they support or oppose something or someone : a person who participates in a demonstration
: a person who shows other people how something is used or done

demonstrator

noun
dem·​on·​stra·​tor | \ ˈde-mən-ˌstrā-tər How to pronounce demonstrator (audio) \

Kids Definition of demonstrator

1 : a person who makes or takes part in a demonstration
2 : a manufactured article (as an automobile) used for demonstration

demonstrator

noun
dem·​on·​stra·​tor | \ ˈdem-ən-ˌstrāt-ər How to pronounce demonstrator (audio) \

Medical Definition of demonstrator

: a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates principles or theories studied (as by dissection, experiment, or chemical preparation)

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