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  ( inventors    plural  ) An inventor is a person who has invented something, or whose job is to invent things.      n-count  
...Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.     
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architect, author, coiner, creator, designer, father, framer, maker, originator  

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A grease nipple or grease fitting, usually mounted on bearings or other mechanical parts that regularly need to be lubricated. Named after its Austrian-born American inventor, Oscar U. Zerk.
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