Meaning of SELECTOR in English

SELECTOR

-ktə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin selectus (past participle of seligere to select) + -or

: one that selects: as

a. : a person who selects

selector of All-American teams — Current Biography

the selector … knows good-looking merchandise — Women's Wear Daily

edited by an expert librarian selector — Saturday Review

b.

(1) : a person who selects Australian public land to settle on

(2) : a small farmer of Australia

c. : a mechanical or electrical device for automatically selecting predetermined shapes, sizes, or materials or chosen or actuated for starting or stopping (as an elevator)

d.

(1) : the element in a transmission gearshift of an automotive vehicle that is guided by the gearshift lever so that the desired gearshift bar is actuated

(2) : the lever in an automatic gearshift operated by the driver to select the desired speed

e. : a converter with horizontal tuyeres to produce bottoms and a purified copper in one operation

f. : an electric switch mechanism designed to move over a number of terminals and to select a particular one or group in accordance with the signal received

g. : station selector

h. : an apparatus for operating either or any of two or more railroad signals by a single lever so as automatically to connect the particular signal controlling the route or track for which a switch has been set

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.