• WordNet 3.6
    • n extractor a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
    • n extractor an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
    • n extractor an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Extractor A centrifugal drying machine.
    • Extractor A device for withdrawing a cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of the barrel.
    • Extractor A forceps or instrument for extracting substances.
    • Extractor (Apiculture) A machine for clearing combs of honey; also, a device for rendering wax.
    • Extractor One who, or that which, extracts
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extractor One who or that which extracts. Specifically— In surgery, a forceps; one of a class of instruments used in lithotomy and midwifery, and in extracting teeth.
    • n extractor A kitchen press for extracting the juices of meats in making meat extracts, beef-tea, etc.
    • n extractor A machine with rollers through which skins are wrung to remove the surplus water after they have been soaked.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Extractor he who, or that which, extracts
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extrahĕre, extractumex, out, trahĕre, to draw.


In literature:

I needed an extractor and I ordered it.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The extractor has been invented to remove this honey without damaging the comb.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
First of all, we want your patent dust-extractor.
"John Thorndyke's Cases" by R. Austin Freeman
It is a modification of the "hydro-extractor," and is the invention of Mr. Finzel, of Bristol.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
A reason for bed is this, that a decline, any decline is poison, poison is a toe a toe extractor, this means a solemn change.
"Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein
However, speed in another sense, the speed with which the operation is performed, is what especially characterizes centrifugal extractors.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
I ain't any thought extractor, Mr.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Other appliances of the apiary, to suit this frame, are kept by supply dealers; such as extractors, comb-baskets, uncapping cans, etc.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
A modern hand or power extractor is an absolute necessity.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
If the fuze had to be withdrawn, there was a fuze extractor for the job.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy

In news:

Continental Girbau's E-Series™ 55-pound capacity washer-extractor now offers a single-phase option to meet the needs of most laundry applications.
The catalog includes carpet extractors, floor buffers, scrubbers, stair tool, strippers and more.
Model SFT-110XW Bench Top Supercritical Fluid Extractor.
The model SFT-110XW bench top supercritical fluid extractor (SFE) from Supercritical Fluid Technologies (SFT) features a completely redesigned restrictor valve with integrated micrometer, which allows for very precise flow control.
The type of extractor used and its versatility can play a crucial role in how well the upholstered item is cleaned.
There may be no more pro-Republican, anti-Obama industry than the fossil fuel extractors.
The 2,400-square-foot SUDS Your DUDS store in Milwaukee features washer-extractors ranging in capacity from 20 to 60 pounds, and a mix of 30-pound and 45-pound stack tumble dryers.
The Zhengzhou Central Hospital has developed a hands free sperm extractor that is being marketed as a supposed 'release assistant' for men with infertility issues.
Air aluminum extractor with wing slats and light by Bulthaup.
Don't expect the actual weight of a load to be equal to the rated capacity of the front- load washer-extractors.
The importance of washer-extractors or tunnel washers paired with dryers to an institutional laundry or textile services company can't be understated.
The main laundry onboard the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) recently received the US Navy's first complete ship set of ozone-powered washer-extractors, according to The EDRO Corp.
Extractor, Edmonton, AB, will showcase the Extractor PROV28 glass removal tool.
Continental Girbau has released a more robust Continental Care™ Warranty Program for vended laundry washer-extractors sold on or after April 1 of this year.
Screw Extractor Set, No 37332.

In science:

This solution allows the cross-identification of many more stars found by Extractor with their Tycho-2 counterparts.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
A dimension extractor is an algorithm designed to increase the effective dimension – i.e., the amount of computational randomness – of an infinite binary sequence, in order to turn a “partially random” sequence into a “more random” sequence.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Extractors are exhibited for various effective dimensions, including constructive, computable, space-bounded, time-bounded, and finite-state dimension.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
In each case, the extractor is no more powerful than the resource bound defining the dimension, which is necessary to make the results non-trivial.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Section 4 exhibits dimension extractors for various effective dimensions.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression