[roh-tey-ter or, esp. British, roh-tey-]
noun, plural rotators for 1, 3, rotatores [roh-tuh-tawr-eez, -tohr-] , for 2.
a person or thing that rotates.
Anatomy. a muscle serving to rotate a part of the body.
Nautical. a bladed device streamed to rotate in the water to actuate a patent log.

1670–80; < Latin rotātor, equivalent to rotā(re) (see rotate1) + -tor -tor Unabridged
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rotator (rəʊˈteɪtə)
1.  a person, device, or part that rotates or causes rotation
2.  anatomy any of various muscles that revolve a part on its axis

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rotator ro·ta·tor (rō'tā'tər)
A muscle that serves to rotate a part of the body.

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Example sentences
The lower part of the muscle also acts as an adductor and external rotator of the limb.
That's one of the rotator cuff muscles, which have ended many a major league pitching career.
His arm had gone dead, an archaic diagnosis that today usually means a damaged rotator cuff or other such medical problem.
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