Concentrator Con"cen*tra`tor, n. (Mining) 1. An apparatus for the separation of dry comminuted ore, by exposing it to intermittent puffs of air. --Knight.

2. (Firearms) A frame or ring of wire or hard paper fitting into the cartridge case used in some shotguns, and holding the shot together when discharged, to secure close shooting; also, a device for slightly narrowing the bore at the muzzle for the same purpose. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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