perforator definition

  • noun:
    • something or machine that makes holes, or perforates, materials eg report and card.
    • a device that may bore a tunnel underground.
    • person who, or that which, perforates; esp., a cephalotome.
    • One who or whatever perforates, bores, or pierces.
    • The keyboard associated with the monotype type-setting and -casting machine; more exactly, the apparatus of this monotype keyboard which perforates the report ribbon such that it will get a handle on the motions associated with the casting process.
    • In archaeology, a little chipped rock apply with an extremely long and slender point and usually a broad base, designed to have-been used for drilling or boring holes. Title is also sometimes put on various other implements which have been obviously employed for making holes, including bone tissue awls, etc.
    • a computer device for rapidly creating the perforations of a tape corresponding into Morse rule of indicators and utilized in machine telegraphy.

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