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[lib-uh-rey-ter] /ˈlɪb əˌreɪ tər/
a four-engined heavy bomber widely used over Europe and the Mediterranean by the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Symbol: B-24.
Origin of Liberator
< Latin līberātor, equivalent to līberā(re) to liberate + -tor -tor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He not only encountered no resistance, but the population, regarding him as a Liberator, received him with acclamations of joy.

    Joseph Bonaparte John S. C. Abbott
  • Death the Liberator, the deliverer, the pardoner, the peace-maker!

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • They called upon the government to forbid the sending of the Liberator and similar "incendiary publications" through the mails.

  • I could not doubt whose were the Liberator's hands, and I marveled that she had not come with him.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • Even the Liberator called it "a misguided, wild, and apparently insane—effort."

    A Plea for Captain John Brown Henry David Thoreau
Word Origin and History for Liberator



1640s, from Latin liberator "one who sets free, a deliverer," agent noun from past participle stem of liberare (see liberate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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