Meaning of manipulator

ma•nip•u•la•tor

Pronunciation: (mu-nip'yu-lā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who manipulates.
  2. a mechanical device for the remote handling of objects or materials in conditions not permitting the immediate presence of workers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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