Definition of deflector in English:

deflector

noun

  • 1A device that deflects something, in particular.

    • ‘Don't forget you will need a GB sticker and headlight deflectors.’
    • ‘Over the years the Solins have improved brook trout habitat by installing wing deflectors in the Eau Claire River and seeded wildlife openings for deer and game birds.’
    • ‘Some of these over the years have been of doubtful value (the plastic bug deflectors perched on the bonnets of cars in the 60's are testimonials to this!’
    • ‘Less than half had fitted deflectors on their headlamps, as required, to stop them dazzling oncoming drivers when driving on the right at night.’
    • ‘After the race I have been told that I also had lost one of my deflectors which obviously affected the overall speed and the handling of my car.’
    • ‘Other safe designs make use of a hardened, angled deflector plate to accomplish the same end.’
    • ‘At present the deflector system for the television channels is switched on for a short time.’
    • ‘Why is it that in France I am obliged to fit beam deflectors to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic with my right-hand - drive dipped beams, but I have yet to see a left-hand-drive car arrive in England fitted with beam deflectors?’
    • ‘The two-piece deflector plate must be attached using a minimum of four 5/16-inch Grade 8 bolts.’
    • ‘All householders receiving the channels via the deflectors from the Comeragh Mountains are asked to attend this important meeting.’
    • ‘No external fixtures can be mounted to the deflector plate above the shoulder bar.’
    • ‘Okay, so let's supposed we got deflectors also installed.’
    • ‘Then she took a deflector out of her bag and attached it to the window disabling any alarms attached to it.’
    • ‘The answer is simple - French beams merely go up and down without deflecting to one side. The French are similarly bemused as to why we stick beam deflectors on our cars!’
    • ‘Jeez… they didn't even have navigational deflectors up.’
    1. 1.1A plate or other attachment for deflecting a flow of air, water, heat, etc.
      • ‘The power shower-approved products feature a patented system of magnets along their full-length hinges, and are fitted with integrated deflectors and a barrier bar at the base to prevent water from escaping.’
      • ‘When the hood is down, a wind deflector helps keep driver and passenger out of the wind.’
      • ‘Based on a module designed for the Fiat Stillo, the panoramic sunroof folds back in three separate panels with the first panel lifting up as a wind deflector.’
      • ‘There is a wind deflector available, though its use restricts the car to a two-seater.’
      • ‘Longer and angled deflector blades may improve spreading of chopper attachments.’
      • ‘The deflectors protect the deck from the blast of the F - 35 joint strike fighter aircraft engines operating at maximum thrust for take-off.’
      • ‘If your baseboard heaters have movable deflectors or vents, open them in the winter and close them in the summer.’
      • ‘There will be tinkering with the spoiler angles, heights and widths, and the roof deflectors will be removed.’
      • ‘During the yard period, this ship is scheduled to install mounted orifices with the jet blast deflectors.’
      • ‘A deflector attachable to the electronic components card for directing cooling air over the card is provided.’
      • ‘The clear perspex side panels and bigger wind deflectors are optional.’
      • ‘New jet blast deflectors with a one-panel design will also improve safety on the flight deck.’
      • ‘The two-piece deflector plate must be attached using a minimum of four 5/16-inch Grade 8 bolts.’
      • ‘There were more baffles, ducts, and brackets with metal deflectors to cool that engine than you could imagine.’
      • ‘The control signal storage section connects the plurality of deflectors in series when conducting the scan test.’
    2. 1.2An electrode in a cathode ray tube whose magnetic field is used to deflect a beam of electrons onto a phosphor screen to form an image.
      • ‘The physical dimensions and spacing of the electrodes are selected to compensate static distortion while the x and y deflectors compensate distortion.’

Pronunciation:

deflector

/dəˈflektər/