- 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.
- to cut with a router.
Origin of router1
- a person or thing that routes.
- a piece of hardware or software having a specific IP address and connected to network nodes for the transfer of data between computers.
Origin of router2
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Contemporary Examples of router
So I use the safe to hide the cable for my Internet router and my iPhone when I need to be working.The Internet Won’t Save Us: Evgeny Morozov’s Stand Against Technology Solutionism
March 5, 2013
If that sentence is meaningless to you, find the manual for your Wi-Fi router, pronto.The Porn Spies in Your Laptop
Thomas E. Weber
October 25, 2010
Historical Examples of router
This can be done with socket chisel and mallet, or with a router.Carpentry and Woodwork
Edwin W. Foster
To a fellow I saw up there—Mr. 'Router', I think he said was his name.The Burial of the Guns
Thomas Nelson Page
In addition to the above tools, carvers occasionally use one called a "Router."Wood-Carving
A router, for cleaning out and smoothing the bottoms of grooves and depressions, is very useful at times.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Router and Brown Willy stood like grim sentinels watching over the scene.The Day of Judgment
- any of various tools or machines for hollowing out, cutting grooves, etc
- computing a device that allows packets of data to be moved efficiently between two points on a network
Word Origin and History for router
"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).
- 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.