Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which extracts. Specifically— In surgery, a forceps; one of a class of instruments used in lithotomy and midwifery, and in extracting teeth.
- n. A kitchen press for extracting the juices of meats in making meat extracts, beef-tea, etc.
- n. A machine with rollers through which skins are wrung to remove the surplus water after they have been soaked.
- n. Any of various mechanical devices that extract a component from others
- n. chemistry An apparatus that uses a solvent to remove soluble substances from a mixture
- n. A part of the bolt that removes a cartridge from the chamber
- n. graph theory a particular kind of bipartite graph
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, extracts.
- n. (Surg.) A forceps or instrument for extracting substances.
- n. (Breech-loading Firearms) A device for withdrawing a cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of the barrel.
- n. A centrifugal drying machine.
- n. (Apiculture) A machine for clearing combs of honey; also, a device for rendering wax.
- n. a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
- n. an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
- n. an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
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“Now, I know the extractor is working properly, as it has no problems ripping the rims of the cases from the cartridge.”
“It's the most astounding thing I ever – My dear lady, an extractor is used to get the hooks out of fish.”
“As part of the project I need to use a technical term extractor, and I found the Termine system from NACTEM very useful.”
“Dom Cobb, is an "extractor" -- a guy who breaks into your subconscious (while you're dreaming) to steal information.”
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“The extractor is a round tin can on a central pivot with a revolving mechanism.”
“Most likely these extracts were printed from my printed paper; if not the extractor was a good copier.”
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