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Noun: extractor  ik'strak-tu(r) or ek'strak-tu(r)
  1. A device for removing stale, humid or contaminated air from an enclosed space
    "extractors should be fitted with a humidistat controller to keep the room humidity at an acceptable level";
    - extractor fan
  2. An instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
  3. An apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
    - centrifuge, separator
  4. A mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
    - cartridge extractor, cartridge remover

Derived forms: extractors

Type of: apparatus, fan, instrument, mechanism, setup

Part of: gun

Encyclopedia: Extractor