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[in-ter-uh-gey-ter] /ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪ tər/
a person who interrogates.
Also called challenger. Radio. a transmitter that emits a signal to trigger a transponder.
Origin of interrogator
1745-55; < Late Latin interrogātor; see interrogate, -tor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • First person singular looked with some little astonishment upon his interrogator.

    The History and Records of the Elephant Club Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  • "I think you are wrong to be so impatient, Louis," the one who had acted as interrogator said.

  • And she turned aside a face so woe-begone that her interrogator forbore further pressure.

    Our Square and the People in It Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • "Oh, all right, if you don't feel like discussing that," his interrogator said smoothly.

    The Winning Clue James Hay, Jr.
  • As she spoke, a guinea fell from her white hand into the broad and extended palm of her interrogator.

    The Red Rover James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for interrogator


a person who interrogates
a radio or radar transmitter used to send interrogating signals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for interrogator

1751, from Late Latin interrogator, agent noun from interrogare (see interrogation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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