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 connector
n.

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

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