Definition of "lubricator" [lu•bri•ca•tor]

  • One that lubricates, especially a lubricant. (noun)
  • A device for applying a lubricant. (noun)

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Use "lubricator" in a sentence
  • "The "lubricator" now being used on nearly all the railroad engines in the United States was invented by a colored man, Mr.E. McCoy, of Detroit, Michigan."
  • "(This is done to make certain that no back-fire will occur), then to on lubricator."
  • "In the good old days, when the brethren were united against the Soviet devil, all shared equally in the drug-running trade, under the benevolent eye of that great lubricator of illicit commerce, the CIA."