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ro·tor

 (rō′tər)
n.
1. A rotating part of an electrical or mechanical device.
2. An assembly of rotating horizontal airfoils, as that of a helicopter.

[Contraction of rotator.]

rotor

(ˈrəʊtə)
n
1. (General Engineering) the rotating member of a machine or device, esp the armature of a motor or generator or the rotating assembly of a turbine. Compare stator
2. (Aeronautics) a device having blades radiating from a central hub that is rotated to produce thrust to lift and propel a helicopter
3. (Automotive Engineering) the revolving arm of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine
4. (Physical Geography) a violent rolling wave of air occurring in the lee of a mountain or hill, in which the air rotates about a horizontal axis
[C20: shortened form of rotator]

ro•tor

(ˈroʊ tər)

n.
1. a rotating member of a mechanical or electrical device, as in an electric motor or distributor. Compare stator.
2. a system of rotating airfoils, as the horizontal ones of a helicopter or of the compressor of a jet engine.
[1873; short for rotator]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotor - the rotating armature of a motor or generatorrotor - the rotating armature of a motor or generator
armature - coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
stator, stator coil - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
2.rotor - the revolving bar of a distributor
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
electrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
3.rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
eggbeater, helicopter, whirlybird, chopper - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
impeller - the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
main rotor - rotor consisting of large rotating airfoils on a single-rotor helicopter that produce the lift to support the helicopter in the air
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
anti-torque rotor, tail rotor - rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor
Translations
دَوّار في مُحَرِّك كَهْرُبائي
rotor
rotor
forgórész
snúîur; òyrill
rotorius
rotor
helikopter pervanesi

rotor

[ˈrəʊtəʳ]
A. Nrotor m
B. CPD rotor arm N (Aut) → rotor m
rotor blade Npaleta f de rotor

rotor

[ˈrəʊtər] nrotor mrotor blade npale f de rotor

rotor

n (Aviat, Elec, Aut) → Rotor m

rotor

:
rotor arm
nVerteilerfinger m
rotor blade
nFlügelblatt nt

rotor

[ˈrəʊtəʳ] nrotore m

rotor

(ˈrəutə) noun
the rotating part of an engine, especially the blades of a helicopter.
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