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[ih-jek-ter] /ɪˈdʒɛk tər/
a person or thing that ejects.
(in a firearm or gun) the mechanism that after firing throws out the empty cartridge or shell.
Also called eductor. a device for inducing a flow of a fluid from a chamber or vessel by using the pressure of a jet of water, air, steam, etc., to create a partial vacuum in such a way as to entrain the fluid to be removed.
any of various devices for removing work from a machine or die.
Origin of ejector
1630-40; eject + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For instance, the air may be extracted from a condenser by an ejector.

  • When a train has come to rest, the brakes must be sucked off by the ejector.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • Jim whipped open the breech, and the empty shell flew out, for the rifle was an ejector.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore
  • This is the principle of the ejector, which engineers have put to many uses.

  • Under the barrel casing is the ejector tube through which the empty cartridge-cases are ejected from the gun.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • Here is a testing die for a part of the ejector of one of our 1911 models.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The small object he'd dropped from the ejector tube now swelled and writhed and struggled.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I had of course no second gun, no ejector, and at times I utterly forgot the motto "Festina lente."

    Wild Ducks W. Coape Oates
British Dictionary definitions for ejector


a person or thing that ejects
the mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty cartridge or shell after firing
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