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erector

Syllabification: e·rec·tor
Pronunciation: /iˈrektər
 
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Definition of erector in English:

noun

1A person or thing that erects something.
Example sentences
  • Working inside the cramped attic directly above the fragile plaster ceiling, erectors assembled the trusses with bolts instead of welds because of the threat of fire.
  • To erect the trusses, the steel erector used twelve 78-ft-tall shoring towers, one under each tip of each cantilever.
  • Even so, with bolts and base plates at myriad angles, the steel erector had to maneuver the pieces with hydraulic rams and remove some to fit others in to fine-tune sequencing.
1.1A muscle that maintains an erect state of a part of the body or an erect posture of the body.
Example sentences
  • That's a shame, because these exercises build an excellent foundation of mass and strength by stressing many muscles at once, especially the trapezius, spinal erectors and quadriceps.
  • Continue to train abdominals and spinal erectors, as muscle at the front and back of your midsection will distract from your waist width.
  • The light weight/high repetitions of an inline stride's push-off strengthen the spinal erectors (lower back muscles).

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