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or conveyer

[kuh n-vey-er] /kənˈveɪ ər/
a person or thing that conveys.
Origin of conveyor
First recorded in 1505-15; convey + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is not her province to electrify by vocal gymnastics; she is the conveyer of emotion.

    Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang
  • She caught a bundle with one hand, hurled one into a conveyer with the other.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • But they have a House of Yat-Zar, and a conveyer, and most of the upper-priests are paratimers.

    Temple Trouble Henry Beam Piper
  • He has a secret room under his shop, with his conveyer and a radio.

    Temple Trouble Henry Beam Piper
  • This engine works also a gypsy shaft for swinging, and the conveyer that carries the mud ashore.

  • It is plain, therefore, that on its merits as a conveyer and storer of power the electric current is preferable to compressed air.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • A conveyer carried them upward over the presses to the distributing room.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for conveyer


a person or thing that conveys
short for conveyor belt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for conveyer

1510s, agent noun from convey. Latinate form conveyor is later (1640s).

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