Definition of protector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈtektə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈtektər//
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a person, an organization or a thing that protects somebody/something I regarded him as my friend and protector. the company’s image as a protector of the environment Hard hats and ear protectors are provided. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French protectour, from late Latin protector, from protect- ‘covered in front’, from the verb protegere, from pro- ‘in front’ + tegere ‘to cover’.
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