ejec·​tor | \ i-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce ejector (audio) \

Definition of ejector

1 : one that ejects especially : a mechanism of a firearm that ejects an empty cartridge
2 : a jet pump for withdrawing a gas, fluid, or powdery substance from a space

Examples of ejector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ejector and extractor are visible in the bolt face. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "The four basic types of rifles: Bolt, Lever, Pump and Semi Auto," 7 Jan. 2020 Their most unusual feature, though, are the rare earth magnets in the ejectors or extractors. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "First Look: CZ All-Terrain Shotguns," 29 Jan. 2020 Perfect whether your giftee has a short-haired or long-haired cat, this brush reaches through the topcoat to remove loose undercoat hair without hurting cats, and comes with a fur ejector button, so cleaning up after is much easier. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "20 gifts for those who love cats more than people," 11 Nov. 2019 Hitting the ejector button on Trubisky would be an indictment of the general manager who drafted him, the circumstances the Bears established to foster his development and the coach who was hired to elevate him. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Mitch Trubisky’s future with the Bears ________. Answers to 4 timely topics before the Bears face the Eagles in Week 9.," 31 Oct. 2019 And then the infamous red button, which operates the passenger ejector seat. CBS News, "James Bond's Aston Martin expected to fetch up to $6 million at auction," 9 Aug. 2019 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Mrs Merkel’s favoured successor as chancellor, takes over from Mrs von der Leyen in the ejector seat. The Economist, "Does Ursula von der Leyen have the right skills for the EU Commission?," 18 July 2019 Fire crews used a smoke ejector — similar to a giant fan — to blow out the smoke in the lobby. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, "Fire crews ‘averted a disaster’ after 2-alarm blaze breaks out at East Bay convalescent home," 12 July 2019 Carrier bomb light stores are ejector racks fitted to planes like the Jaguar allowing them to carry smaller bombs than they are designed to carry. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "After a Bird Collision, Pilot Saves Jet (With Explosions)," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of ejector

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ejector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejector. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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ejec·​tor | \ i-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce ejector (audio) \

Medical Definition of ejector

: something that ejects — see saliva ejector

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