Definition of erector in English:

erector

noun

  • 1A person or thing that erects something.

    • ‘The movement of these protests allows them to be assembled and relocated with minimal equipment and unskilled erectors.’
    • ‘It is clear that steel erectors are highly skilled and respected workers at the top end of the construction and engineering trade.’
    • ‘The Dutch steel erectors walked out of the site, to the cheers of the locked out workers, complaining bitterly about being ‘lied to’ by management.’
    • ‘So he went to night school to study engineering and became a steel erector.’
    • ‘To erect the trusses, the steel erector used twelve 78-ft-tall shoring towers, one under each tip of each cantilever.’
    • ‘Another group that may benefit from the need for enhanced security is steel erectors.’
    • ‘The drawings used by the erectors had not shown the pin.’
    • ‘The push for the campaign, which could affect sites across Britain, comes in the wake of the victory by 240 steel erectors at the Wembley stadium site.’
    • ‘Structural steel fabricators and erectors are being hit particularly hard as they face the dual challenge of increased foreign competition in a dwindling market.’
    • ‘PLANNED ACTION by steel erectors, pipe fitters and welders to hit construction work on high-profile sites for this week has been called off after employers rushed to negotiate a deal.’
    • ‘The officials then went off with ten or so steel erectors to a meeting in a local hotel to try and get them to start work.’
    • ‘Working inside the cramped attic directly above the fragile plaster ceiling, erectors assembled the trusses with bolts instead of welds because of the threat of fire.’
    • ‘Even so, with bolts and base plates at myriad angles, the steel erector had to maneuver the pieces with hydraulic rams and remove some to fit others in to fine-tune sequencing.’
    • ‘The erector then used the trichord's upper chords to support a work platform for the arch.’
    • ‘But that doesn't mean that erectors enjoyed a great year in 2001.’
    • ‘Steel suppliers and erectors were all from eastern Germany where pay for craftsmen is still lower than in the west.’
    • ‘SOME 20,000 steel erectors, pipe fitters and welders across Britain could strike over pay.’
    • ‘The steel erectors won their victory in September, defeating an attempt by construction contractors to break national terms and conditions.’
    • ‘NO formal training was given to crane erectors at a London site where three men plunged 450 ft to their deaths when a crane collapsed, an inquest was told.’
    • ‘The steel erector says the frame went together better than expected, but says the success of the job hinged on the ironworkers' dedication and six to eight months of planning.’
    1. 1.1 A muscle which maintains an erect state of a part of the body or an erect posture of the body.
      • ‘The spine is stable and still, with the rectus abdominis, obliques and erector spinae muscle isometrically contracting.’
      • ‘Throughout the lift, flex your spinal erectors and pull your shoulders back.’
      • ‘On many bodybuilding champions, you don't see the lower-lat attachments, the obliques and how the erectors flow down the lower back.’
      • ‘Your abdominal and erector spinae muscles isometrically contract to stabilize your torso as you move.’
      • ‘The light weight/high repetitions of an inline stride's push-off strengthen the spinal erectors (lower back muscles).’
      • ‘With forward head postures, shortening occurs in the suboccipital muscles and lengthening takes place in the cervical and thoracic erector spinae muscles.’
      • ‘I straighten up, contracting my abs and arching my back to bring the spinal erectors into play.’
      • ‘The rectus and the obliques flex your spine, and all of your abdominals, along with the erector spinae muscles of your back, stabilize your spine.’
      • ‘The main back muscles involved are the erector spinae.’
      • ‘During the return, I straighten up by pulling my shoulders back and arching my spine to contract the spinal erectors and glutes.’
      • ‘Coming up is a very limited movement using only my erectors.’
      • ‘Keep your back upright throughout the movement in order to place more stress on your quads and less on your glutes and spinal erectors.’
      • ‘The initial lift of the bar targets the lower back and thickens the erectors, the middle part of the lift widens the barn-door lats, and the squeeze and lockout at the top emphasize the upper back.’
      • ‘That's a shame, because these exercises build an excellent foundation of mass and strength by stressing many muscles at once, especially the trapezius, spinal erectors and quadriceps.’
      • ‘The spinal erectors support virtually the entire length of your spine, running along both sides.’
      • ‘Add stretching and calf work, and include some hyperextensions for your spinal erectors.’
      • ‘Depending on the rowing exercise, your spinal erectors may also get into the act.’
      • ‘I'm really trying to focus these on the lower lat area where the lats tie into the spinal erectors.’
      • ‘Two of the three divisions of the erector spinae muscle are identified in this cut: longissimus and multifidus.’
      • ‘Continue to train abdominals and spinal erectors, as muscle at the front and back of your midsection will distract from your waist width.’

Pronunciation

erector

/əˈrektər//əˈrɛktər/