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erector Line breaks: erect¦or
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrɛktə/

Definition of erector in English:


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 which maintains an erect state of a part of the body or an erect posture of the body: a spinal erector
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  • 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).
1.2 (Erector) North American trademark A construction toy consisting of components for making model buildings and vehicles: [as modifier]: an Erector set
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  • Thus, the Erector set of the modern recording studio can be used to create both reproduced and rendered music.
  • Sometimes it can be like trying to build with LEGO and an Erector set; both are good tools, but neither fits the other's idea of how to put the world together.
  • Most of the toys I requested for gifts on my birthday and at Christmas came from the company best known as the maker of the Erector set.

Words that rhyme with erector

bisector, collector, connector, convector, corrector, defector, deflector, detector, director, ejector, elector, hector, injector, inspector, nectar, objector, perfecter, projector, prospector, protector, rector, reflector, rejector, respecter, sector, selector, Spector, spectre (US specter), vector
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