Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun governor

2 senses of governor

Sense 1
governor -- (the head of a state government)
       => politician -- (a leader engaged in civil administration)

Sense 2
governor, regulator -- (a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel))
       => control, controller -- (a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her")

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