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positioner

[puh-zish-uh-ner] /pəˈzɪʃ ə nər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that positions.
2.
Orthodontics. a removable device of resilient plastic material worn in the mouth usually during sleep to produce minor adjustments in the position of teeth after straightening appliances have been taken off.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; position + -er1
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  • As workers fill a pallet, the top of the positioner can be adjusted so that the work height remains at an optimum level.
  • It was heavy on that end and the positioner was placed so that any additional weight on that end would easily cause it to tip.
  • As a result, the target is not supported by the chamber but by a target positioner attached directly to the floor of the facility.
  • The diamond anvil cell will be mounted to the target positioner as shown in the upper right sketch.
  • The electron pulse is to the right of the target positioner, which is near the center of the image.
  • Also, an automatic bucket positioner adjustable to desired loading angle shall be supplied.

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