Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of manipulate; one who manipulates.
  • n. A device which can be used to move, arrange or operate something.
  • n. A puppeteer, especially one controlling marionettes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who manipulates, sometimes in an underhanded or fraudulent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who manipulates, in any sense of that word.
  • n. An exercising-machine, or a device for rubbing the body.
  • n. In photography, a tool for holding a glass plate during preparation or development.
  • n. In telegraphy, the transmitter of a dialtelegraph.
  • n. A machine for handling hot blooms and billets in iron- and steel-manufacturing.

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

  • n. an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
  • n. a person who handles things manually

Etymologies

to manipulate + -or. (Wiktionary)

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