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Compressor   Listen
noun
Compressor  n.  Anything which serves to compress; as:
(a)
(Anat.) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
(b)
(Surg.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp., the femoral artery) or other part.
(c)
An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; called also compressorium.
(d)
(Mach.) A machine for compressing gases; especially, an air compressor.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Compressor" Quotes from Famous Books



... Cenis tunnel was M. Sommeiler, the man who devised the first power drill ever used in such work. In addition to the power drill the building of this tunnel induced the invention of apparatus to suck up foul air, the air compressor, the turbine and several other contrivances and appliances in use at ...
— Marvels of Modern Science • Paul Severing



Words linked to "Compressor" :   cylinder, air compressor, piston chamber



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