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 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 An ejector kicks spent shells from the gun, leaving an empty chamber ready for a fresh cartridge. John Gordon, Outdoor Life, 24 Feb. 2021 The laptop compartment has an ejector handle that lifts your laptop out of its pocket for easy access, and there is also a front three-quarter-zip compartment houses a padded and fleece-lined tablet sleeve. Rachel King, Fortune, 6 Nov. 2020 And although the red button within the flip-open gear shifter is present, there isn't an ejector seat on the passenger side, not even an under-seat cattle prod. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of ejector

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ejector was in 1640

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24 Jun 2021

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“Ejector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejector. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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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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