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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
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Examples from the web for interrogator
  • It is up to the interrogator to move the conversation back and forth to discern the truth.
  • They require a conscious act of decision on the part of their interrogator to gain meaning.
  • The interrogator gruffly ordered the candidate to sit down.
  • And eventually, during our conversation, he called himself an interrogator.
  • Then, a few days ago, an interrogator got him chatting.
  • He, a government interrogator in some unidentified police state, exudes distaste and wears white suspenders.
  • The small rectangular tags respond to radio waves sent by a special transmitter called an interrogator.
  • The interrogator was set up in the rear of the van on the shipping case in which it was delivered.
  • Inform aircraft concerned when the ground interrogator appears to be inoperative or malfunctioning.
  • Following a brief silence, probably intended to intimidate me, an unseen interrogator began to speak.
British Dictionary definitions for interrogator


a person who interrogates
a radio or radar transmitter used to send interrogating signals
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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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