from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A tool used to secure a tube in a plate or sheet so that the joint shall be steam- or water-tight under pressure.
- noun One who or that which expands; especially, a tool or machine used to expand something; specifically, in plumbing, a tool used to spread lead-packing into the inner flange-recesses of pipe-connections.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Anything which causes expansion esp. (Mech.) a tool for stretching open or expanding a tube, etc.
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Agent nounof expand; someone or something that expands.
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I am a medical transcriptionist, and I use a word expander which will produce something like "the patient is here for a followup" if I type "tpihfaf."
The automated acronym expander ( "The Bile Machine") generates random, insulting things that any 2-7 letter word can stand for.
Two years ago I wrote a gist about a new design NASA was testing there—something called an expander cycle engine.
For higher-power-output applications (greater than 100 kw), the expander will be a turbine.
Your dentist will likely need to place a crossbite "expander" for a few months to correct that.--very common orthodontic correction.
We furnish a ten cable chest expander which is adjustable to give resistance up to 200 lbs.
First there is the "expander", which removes extraneous mouth noises; next up is the
In other areas, I created my own kind of expander that has the look of a tree view item and adds additional paragraphs below itself.
Firefighters were able to use a hydraulic pressure expander to force the bars apart and pull him back into his apartment.
The only problem that definably causes a situation of bullet movement is carbon build up on the expander ball during decaping and resizing thus inlarging the internal neck size.