router

1
[ rou-ter ]
/ ˈraʊ tər /

noun

any of various tools or machines for routing, hollowing out, or furrowing.
Also called router plane. Carpentry. a plane for cutting interior angles, as at the bottom of a groove.
a machine or tool for cutting into or below a main surface, as of a die or engraving plate.

verb (used with object)

to cut with a router.

Origin of router

1
First recorded in 1840–50; rout2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for route-ring (1 of 2)

router

1
/ (ˈraʊtə) /

noun

any of various tools or machines for hollowing out, cutting grooves, etc

British Dictionary definitions for route-ring (2 of 2)

router

2
/ (ˈruːtə) /

noun

computing a device that allows packets of data to be moved efficiently between two points on a network
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Word Origin and History for route-ring

router


n.

"cutter that removes wood from a groove," 1818, from rout "poke about, rummage" (1540s), originally of swine digging with the snout; a variant of root (v.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for route-ring

router

[ routər ]

A device in a network that handles message transfers between computers. A router receives information and forwards it based on what the router determines to be the most efficient route at the time of transfer.
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