conveyor
also conveyer noun Date: circa 1514 one that conveys: as a. a person who transfers property b. (usually conveyor) a mechanical apparatus for moving articles or bulk material from place to place (as by an endless moving belt or a chain of receptacles)

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  • conveyor — UK [kənˈveɪə(r)] / US [kənˈveɪər] or conveyer UK / US noun [countable] Word forms conveyor : singular conveyor plural conveyors 1) a conveyor belt 2) someone or something that carries or communicates something, especially news …   English dictionary

  • conveyor — or conveyer [kən vā′ər] n. one that conveys; esp., a mechanical contrivance, as a continuous chain or belt (conveyor belt), for conveying something …   English World dictionary

  • Conveyor — Con*vey or, n. (Mach.) A contrivance for carrying objects from place to place; esp., one for conveying grain, coal, etc., as a spiral or screw turning in a pipe or trough, an endless belt with buckets, or a truck running along a rope. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • conveyor — /keuhn vay euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that conveys. 2. See conveyor belt. Also, conveyer. [1505 15; CONVEY + OR2] * * * ▪ mechanical device       any of various devices that provide mechanized movement of material, as in a factory; they are… …   Universalium

  • conveyor — con|vey|or conveyer [kənˈveıə US ər] n 1.) a person or thing that carries or communicates something ▪ the conveyer of good news 2.) a conveyor belt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conveyor — n. someone or something which conveys; conveyor belt (apparatus for transporting material from place to place) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conveyor — con•vey•or or con•vey•er [[t]kənˈveɪ ər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that conveys 2) mac conveyor belt • Etymology: 1505–15 …   From formal English to slang

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