servo

noun
ser·​vo | \ ˈsər-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce servo (audio) \
plural servos

Definition of servo

Examples of servo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brakes are the same electro-servo system used in the NSX but with slightly less aggressive tuning. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 24 Sep. 2020 That includes a brushless motor, two servo motors, a battery, a gear unit, and a number of circuit boards for radio, control, and localization. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 9 July 2020 Well after Horch the man departed, the automaker was cranking out dual-overhead-cam straight-eights, servo-actuated brakes, four-wheel independent suspension, transverse leaf springs, and five-speed gearboxes. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 25 May 2019 That’s an astonishing 17 percent improvement in the servo’s efficiency, which means more cars coming off the line faster. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2018 That's normally slightly low-load motors and servos. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 June 2018 With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands scheduled to open in 2019 at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the anticipation and pent-up demand is enough to scramble BB-8’s servo controls. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, 22 May 2018 Howe holds the long string of cables attaching it to an Arduino unit, which controls the servos that bend and straighten each body segment. Matthew Francis, Ars Technica, 26 Jan. 2018 The two-wheeled device is an engineering marvel, of course, full of sensors and servos, including camera systems to see its path and gyroscopes to keep it upright. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of servo

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Servo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/servo. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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