Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something which deflects something else, especially a stream of fluid or particles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which deflects, as a diaphragm in a furnace, or a cone in a lamp (to deflect and mingle air and gases and help combustion).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plate, diaphragm, or cone in a lamp, furnace, or stove, to bring the flame and gases into intimate contact and improve the combustion.
  • n. A device for causing the nozle of a hydraulic mining machine to move in any desired direction.
  • n. In general, something which deflects.
  • n. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke etc)

Etymologies

deflect +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The total system provides energy for its primary application, propelling the USS Enterprise through space, as well as its secondary application, powering the defensive shields, phaser arrays, tractor beam, main deflector, and computer cores.

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  • The Enterprise B was an Excelsior Refit class which had added impulse engines on the saucer and an expanded scoop around the main deflector dish.

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  • Bounce a graviton particle beam, off the main deflector dish,

    Snow, and other things.

  • Engineers designed a sandwich using a second injection-molded part: A separately produced oil deflector, which is vibration-welded onto the flat section of the pan, helps to calm the oil churned by the crankshaft and balance shaft.

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  • Palestinian effort to achieve recognition by the United Nations as an attention deflector.

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  • It was improved with the addition of a dust cover and forward assist button with later improvements being the brass deflector and the raised metal around the magazine release.

    Semi-automatic sub-machine guns

  • They do have deflector shields, but they are currently inoperative.

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  • Rosado replied, Minor hull buckling on deck eleven, near deflector control.

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  • Positioned beyond the base of the deflector dish and also holding a tricorder, Lieutenant Commander Taurik replied, The umbilical cabling is retracting normally, Commander.

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  • Considering how many times La Forge had been called upon to rig the deflector to channel power in some unorthodox manner for one reason or another—and almost always while trying to resolve an emergency situation or deal with a threat to the Enterprise—if a new model of the unit was available, then he wanted it.

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