- a rope or chain made into an endless belt to pull on an anchor cable or to drive machinery from some power source, as a capstan or winch.
- a light line by which a heavier line, as a hawser, can be pulled across a gap between a ship and a pier, a buoy, another ship, etc.
verb (used with object)
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The first attempt to use synthetic messenger RNA to make an animal produce a protein was in 1990.The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines|David Rotman|February 5, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The company uses software developed by another bicycle messenger company that can be tied directly to many restaurants’ online ordering platforms.Restaurants Avoiding Big Delivery Apps Have to Get Creative|Kristen Hawley|February 1, 2021|Eater
We saw this as an extension of our role as public health messengers.People are fed up with broken vaccine appointment tools — so they’re building their own|Tanya Basu|February 1, 2021|MIT Technology Review
SSRIs increase levels of the chemical messenger serotonin in the brain.The antidepressant fluvoxamine could keep mild COVID-19 from worsening|Esther Landhuis|February 1, 2021|Science News
Like the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, it uses messenger RNA technology that teaches the body’s cells to fight off infection.No direct link between the COVID vaccine and a recent string of deaths in the elderly, Norway finds|Katherine Dunn|January 18, 2021|Fortune
Even an imperfect messenger is capable of delivering news everyone needs to hear.Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape|Rich Goldstein|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As important as the messenger is here, the message—jobs—is even more so.
I hate to use “passion project,” but Kill the Messenger does seem like just that for you.
In between the blockbusters, the 43-year-old managed to slip in Kill the Messenger.
There had already been a documentary on the case that aimed to do just that, as if killing the messenger would mute the message.What It's Like to Watch Kate Beckinsale Play You in a Movie|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The voice is the most potent influence of expression, the winged messenger between soul and soul.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
It occurs commonly enough in the Royal Wardrobe Accounts, and means simply "a messenger."
When the three were at last alone, she paused before opening the letter and turned again to the messenger.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He did not have to wait very long until a man in the garb of a telegraph messenger came up the street.
The messenger looked both ways and finally turned up that sidewalk between the two tenements.
British Dictionary definitions for messenger
- a light line used to haul in a heavy rope
- an endless belt of chain, rope, or cable, used on a powered winch to take off power