recuperator

noun

re·​cu·​per·​a·​tor
-ˌrātə(r)
plural -s see sense 2
1
: one that recuperates
2
also plural recuperatores
⸗ˌ⸗pərəˈtōr(ˌ)ēz
: a judge in ancient Rome originally appointed to hear cases involving foreigners
3
4
: a device for returning a gun into the firing position after recoil

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, recoverer, from recuperatus + -or

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“Recuperator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recuperator. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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