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English Dictionary: Servomotor by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Servo-motor \Ser`vo-mo"tor\, n. [Sometimes erroneously spelt
      serro-motor.] [F. servo-moteur. See {Serf}; {Motor}.] (Mach.)
      A relay apparatus; specif.:
      (a) An auxiliary motor, regulated by a hand lever, for
            quickly and easily moving the reversing gear of a large
            marine engine into any desired position indicated by that
            of the hand lever, which controls the valve of the motor.
      (b) In a Whitehead torpedo, a compressed-air motor, for
            moving the rudders so as to correct deviations from the
            course.
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