connecter

[kuh-nek-ter]

noun


Nearby words

  1. conneaut,
  2. connect,
  3. connect time,
  4. connected,
  5. connectedly,
  6. connecticut,
  7. connecticut chest,
  8. connecticut compromise,
  9. connecticut warbler,
  10. connecticut yankee in king arthur's court, a

Origin of connecter


connector

or con·nect·er

[kuh-nek-ter]

noun

a person or thing that connects.
any of various devices for connecting one object to another.
(formerly) a person who couples railroad cars.

Origin of connector

First recorded in 1785–95; connect + -or2

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Word Origin and History for connecters

connector

n.

1795, "tube for connecting other materials," agent noun in Latin form from connect and usefully distinct from connecter.

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