Definition of Preventer

1. n. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another.



Definition of Preventer

1. Noun. One who, or that which, prevents. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) An arrangement, made with ropes and blocks, that prevents the boom of a sailing boat from performing a jibe. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) Any of various lines set up to reinforce or relieve ordinary running or standing rigging. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preventer

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preventer

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Literary usage of Preventer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Petroleum Production Methods by John R. Suman (1921)
"The blow-out preventer is a modified type of a stuffing box casing head, which in turn is an addition to the four-way T. The immediate object of the ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"... n. preventer shroud, swifter. Sor'gcn, (u>.) oa 1. to borrow, to take (goods) on credit; 2. to lend, to give on Ser'gcr, (str.) m. borrower. [credit. ..."

3. Deep Well Drilling: The Principles and Practices of Deep Well Drilling, and by Walter Henry Jeffery (1921)
"A blow Out preventer (Fig. 144) is sometimes used for this purpose. ... Blowout Preventer. accurate depth of his hole and also to preserve a correct log of ..."

4. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"Accident Preventer.—An arrangement for the prevention of accidents to workmen by the electric current has been adopted at the works of the Morgan ..."

5. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"Preventer BRACES. It is desirable to establish a general rule, that when the to|>- Bails are treble-reefed, the preventer braces are to be placed on ihe ..."

6. Steaming Tests of Coals and Related Investigations: September 1, 1904, to by Lester Paige Breckenridge, Henry Kreisinger, Walter T. Ray (1912)
"Hughes smoke preventer.—The boiler was equipped with a Hughes automatic smoke preventer, a device that after each firing automatically admitted air above ..."

7. Radiodynamics: The Wireless Control of Torpedoes and Other Mechanisms by Benjamin Franklin Miessner (1916)
"... CHAPTER XIX THE INTERFERENCE Preventer The writer devised this receiver in order to utilize fundamental principles relating to the flow of direct and ..."

8. Minutes of the Proceedings at a Court-martial, Assembled for the Trial of by Anthony James Pye Molloy (1795)
"... without endangering the larboard Part of the Yard where it was wounded?—A, Yes, and it wa» braced up, as much as we could g«t. tc Preventer ..."

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