from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that ejects, especially a device in a gun that ejects the empty shell after each firing.
  • n. A device using a jet of water, air, or steam to withdraw a fluid or gas from a space.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, ejects or dispossesses.
  • n. ejector seat: a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute.
  • n. That part of the mechanism of a breech-loading firearm which ejects the empty shell.
  • n. A lever for removing circuit boards from an electronic chassis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, ejects or dispossesses.
  • n. A jet jump for lifting water or withdrawing air from a space.
  • n. That part of the mechanism of a breech-loading firearm which ejects the empty shell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which ejects.
  • n. In sheet-metal work, an attachment to a press for throwing out the finished stamped or drawn object while the die is rising and before the operator or the feed-motion places the next blank in position. The push-out plate used with presses employing double dies is a form of ejector. (See double dies, under die.) The stripper, on the other hand, is not an ejector, since it releases the work from the die only, without removing it from the press. See stripper.

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

  • n. a person who ousts or supplants someone else
  • n. a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing


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  • In the case of machinery, an ejector is used to produce a vacuum by passing steam through it.

    September 23, 2008