Definition of extractor
: one that extracts; especially : the mechanism in a firearm that dislodges a spent cartridge from the chamber
Recent Examples of extractor from the Web
Carving north out of Morenci, the first 10.5 miles of highway bisect the Morenci mine, a massive open-pit operation and the largest copper extractor in North America.
Steinorth’s bill would ban highly combustible cannabis extractors used in concentrated THC production from being used in residential neighborhoods.
This option is cheaper and less likely to scar you than using a metal extractor.
Like the plastic tick extractor that Webster had invented and once given to Erickson as a gift, his word became a clever, faintly disturbing, and nearly forgotten tool.
A dust extractor, while not essential, will help keep the area clean.
At the K. Mohan & Company Exports Private Limited, the girls have entered a world of machines: massive industrial extractors, laser cutters, a rapid-response protocol that kicks in when a needle tip breaks off.
And the rate of operative deliveries (Cesareans, use of forceps and vacuum extractors) is over 60 percent in many hospitals.
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