ejec·​tor i-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce ejector (audio)
: one that ejects
especially : a mechanism of a firearm that ejects an empty cartridge
: 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 In the books, author Ian Fleming had specified an earlier Aston Martin DB Mark III as Bond’s car, but the DB5 was introduced in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, equipped with gadgets including machine guns, smoke screens, oil slicks, an ejector seat, and rotating license plates. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2024 But Taneja has proved his staying power as chief accounting officer as well—another position that previously was similar to an ejector seat. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2023 Sorrells’ team loads evidence collected from across Dallas-Fort Worth crime scenes, as well as test fires weapons to see if the casing — with its specific firing pin impression, scrapes and ejector mark invisible to the naked eye — match other cases. Dallas News, 28 Nov. 2022 The bristles work effectively without being sharp, and there’s even an ejector button to get rid of hair when you’re finished. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 10 July 2023 This one runs on bio-fuels and Jackson got a close-up – there's even a Bond-style ejector button among the controls. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 28 Apr. 2023 The bolt has dual ejectors and a beefy extractor, and there are venting ports in the upper receiver, barrel extension and bolt carrier to direct gas away from the shooter’s face. Michael Dickerson, Outdoor Life, 10 Apr. 2023 At least according to singer Tyler Joseph, who told KROQ that he and drummer Josh Dun had been tapped to appear on the soundtrack to the follow-up to the beloved 1986 fighter pilot drama before the movie’s start allegedly hit the ejector seat button on them. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 9 May 2022 This Goldfinger edition mini-automobile includes three-inch figurines of James Bond, Auric Goldfinger, Oddjob and a henchman, plus spy-ready features such as a revolving license plate, ejector seat, tire slashers, a pop-up bulletproof shield and more. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ejector was in 1640

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“Ejector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejector. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


ejec·​tor i-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce ejector (audio)
: something that ejects see saliva ejector
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