The operator of a raunchy adult-themed website says Quayle was a long-time commenter.
The 911 operator instructed that the patient immediately be placed on the floor so CPR would be effective.
SGR-A1 scans autonomously, and once it detects suspected intruders alerts the operator.
1590s, "one who performs mechanical or surgical operations," agent noun from operate (v.) or from Late Latin operator. Meaning "one who carries on business shrewdly" is from 1828. Specific sense of "one who works a telephone switchboard" (1884) grew out of earlier meaning "one who works a telegraph" (1847).
operator op·er·a·tor (ŏp'ə-rā'tər)
An operator gene.