Definitions for: Rotor


[n] rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors of a jet engine
[n] the rotating armature of a motor or generator
[n] the revolving bar of a distributor



Webster (1913) Definition: Ro"tor, n. (Elec.)
The rotating part of a generator or motor.

Synonyms: rotor coil

Antonyms: stator, stator coil

See Also: anti-torque rotor, armature, bar, chopper, distributer, distributor, eggbeater, electric motor, electrical distributor, generator, helicopter, impeller, jet engine, main rotor, rotating mechanism, tail rotor, turbine, whirlybird

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