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 hardest design problem on the airplane was making the engine air inlet and ejector (tailpipe) work properly. Clarence L. Johnson, Popular Mechanics, 12 Aug. 2021 Morrison’s relative longevity can be explained in part by his conservative Liberal Party tightening the rules that enable them to activate their leader’s ejector seat. Rod Mcguirk, ajc, 10 Apr. 2022 Not part of the standard package, however, was its revolving license plate, bulletproof windshield, machine guns, oil-slick and smoke-screen devices, and, of course, the passenger-side ejector seat. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2021 Shuttles that flew before 1982 had ejector seats, Cook writes, mainly because NASA thought their presence might reassure the astronauts, but the Challenger did not. Washington Post, 20 June 2021 On Tuesday, a malfunction in the ejector seats of an Iranian F-5 dating back to before the revolution killed two pilots while the aircraft was parked in a hangar. NBC News, 2 June 2021 BuNo 145310 first came to notoriety in 1961, when it was fitted with new ejector racks that allowed the jet to carry 22 Mk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2020 The provider's septic system coverage extends to your septic tank ejector pump, jet pump, tank, and septic line. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2021 The company's septic system coverage extends to your aerobic pump, sewage ejector, jet pump, and septic tank. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2021 See More

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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 26 Sep. 2022.

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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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