|1.||any reciprocating or rotating device that compresses a gas|
|2.||the part of a gas turbine that compresses the air before it enters the combustion chambers|
|3.||any muscle that causes compression of any part or structure|
|4.||a medical instrument for holding down a part of the body|
|5.||expander Compare compander an electronic device for reducing the variation in signal amplitude in a transmission system|
compressor com·pres·sor (kəm-prěs'ər)
A muscle that causes compression of a structure upon contraction.