Meaning of PERFORATOR in English


ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌrād.ə(r), -ātə- noun

( -s )

: one that perforates: as

a. : a prehistoric stone or bone implement for drilling or boring holes

b. : a mechanical device for punching holes or designs through or into a flat surface

check perforator

hand perforator that punches up to 12 sheets without tearing

railroads use perforators for dating tickets — Office Appliance Manual

specifically : a telegraphic apparatus that perforates a continuous tape according to code (as for use in a tape transmitter)

c. : an operator of a machine that makes perforations (as in paper or leather)

d. : a device resembling a gun for puncturing an oil well casing at the oil stratum

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