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connector

or con·nect·er

[ kuh-nek-ter ]
/ kəˈnɛk tər /
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noun

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

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connection, clamp, junction, coupling, joint, fastener, link, tie, bond, adapter

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connective tissue, connective tumor, connective-tissue disease, connectively, connectivity, connector, connell, connellsville, connelly, connelly, marc, connemara

Origin of connector

First recorded in 1785–95; connect + -or2
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connector


n.

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

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