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router

1
[ rou-ter ]
/ ˈraʊ tər /
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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.
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Origin of router

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First recorded in 1840–50; rout2 + -er1

Other definitions for router (2 of 2)

router2
[ roo-ter, rou- ]
/ ˈru tər, ˈraʊ- /

noun
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 router

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First recorded in 1900–05; route + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for router (1 of 2)

router1
/ (ˈraʊtə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for router (2 of 2)

router2
/ (ˈruːtə) /

noun
computing a device that allows packets of data to be moved efficiently between two points on a network
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Scientific definitions for router

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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