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conveyor

or conveyer

[kuh n-vey-er] /kənˈveɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that conveys.
Origin of conveyor
1505-1515
First recorded in 1505-15; convey + -or2
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  • He turned to appeal to the others on the conveyor, and received another shock.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • The feature of the apparatus in its application to paving work is the conveyor.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • During this pause, the "conveyor" is told "to get the fig-leaves ready."

    Rambles Beyond Railways; Wilkie Collins
  • By midafternoon we had the conveyor speeds down thirty per cent.

    Exploiter's End James Causey
  • Every motor, machine and conveyor in the place was being given the once-over.

    The Shadow Passes Roy J. Snell
  • You pull the lever, wait two minutes, enter the conveyor yourself.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
  • Temple darted into the booth, the conveyor, and slammed it shut.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
British Dictionary definitions for conveyor

conveyor

/kənˈveɪə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that conveys
2.
short for conveyor belt
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