Radiator Ra"di*a`tor (r[=a]"d[i^]*[=a]`t[~e]r), n. 1. That which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator. [1913 Webster]

2. Any of various devices for cooling an internal substance by radiation, as a system of rings on a gun barrel for cooling it, or a nest of tubes with large radiating surface for cooling circulating water, as in an automobile. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Wireless Teleg.) An oscillator. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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