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Noun: governor  gú-v(u-)nu(r)
  1. The head of a state government
  2. A control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
    - regulator

Derived forms: governors

Type of: control, controller, politician, pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal]

Encyclopedia: Governor, you're no Thomas Jefferson