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Compressor   Listen
noun
Compressor  n.  Anything which serves to compress; as:
(a)
(Anat.) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
(b)
(Surg.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp., the femoral artery) or other part.
(c)
An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; called also compressorium.
(d)
(Mach.) A machine for compressing gases; especially, an air compressor.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Compressor" Quotes from Famous Books



... passes the way-bill over the hatch coaming. Captain Purnall thumb-marks and passes it to Mr. Geary. Receipt has been given and taken. "Pleasant run," says Mr. Geary, and disappears through the door which a foot high pneumatic compressor locks after him. ...
— Actions and Reactions • Rudyard Kipling



Words linked to "Compressor" :   cylinder, piston chamber, supercharger, air compressor



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