Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, displaces.
  • n. The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One that displaces.
  • n. The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which displaces.
  • n. In chem., an apparatus used in the chemical process of displacement or percolation; a percolator.

Etymologies

displace +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a mass, called a "displacer," from the cold to the hot end of a large vessel which was heated by a fire beneath and cooled by a current of water above.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885

  • Okay, so who has the time displacer that will halt my aging long enough to read/watch all these gems?

    MIND MELD: The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2009 (Part 4)

  • Around 1872, Ericsson built a displacer type (or Stirling) engine powered by a solar parabolic reflector, and a related thermodynamic cycle is named for him.

    Ericsson, John

  • The boy went outside and took to using a displacer wand to move the dirt from the hole without ever touching it.

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  • Do bring along some kind of distraction — a harmless stress displacer — to prevent you from obsessing over the details of the wedding itself.

    Reader, I Married Him

  • And you're only getting power from the air that's heating at the same time, but you're wasting all the energy heating the metal and cooling the metal So someone came up with a very clever idea, to -- instead of heating the whole cylinder and cooling the whole cylinder, what about if you put a displacer inside -- a little thing that shuttles the air back and forth.

    Bill Gross on new energy

  • For clarity's sake, certain klingonaase technical terms have been translated as their Federation Standard equivalents: thus warp drive, transporter, disruptor, instead of the more literal anticurve rider, particle displacer, vibratory destructor most literally: the "shake-it-till-it-falls-apart-tool".

    The Final Reflection

  • So that's what got sucked into the spatial displacer.

    Jed the Dead

  • Electrical energy is a displacer, not a displacee.

    Commitments and Constraints: Ontario Hydro's Role in Today's Economy

  • -- The power and displacer cranks must be set exactly at right angles to one another, and the first be secured by soldering or otherwise to the crank shaft.

    Things To Make

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