conveyor

or con·vey·er

[kuh n-vey-er]
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Origin of conveyor

First recorded in 1505–15; convey + -or2
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Examples from the Web for conveyor

Contemporary Examples of conveyor

  • And it depends on grand juries who act as a conveyor belt, quickly funneling tens of thousands of young Black men into prison.

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    We Need More Ferguson-style Grand Juries

    Kaimipono Wenger

    November 30, 2014

  • They are feeding it on to the conveyor belt, a moving rubber belt a couple of feet wide which runs a yard or two behind them.

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    Thatcher's Economic Legacy

    Megan McArdle

    April 8, 2013

  • After the blasting has been done the 'fillers' can tumble the coal out, break it up and shovel it on to the conveyor belt.

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    Thatcher's Economic Legacy

    Megan McArdle

    April 8, 2013

Historical Examples of conveyor

  • 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."

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for conveyor

conveyor

conveyer

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