I. noun Date: 1818 one that routs: as a. a routing plane b. a machine with a revolving vertical spindle and cutter for milling out the surface of wood or metal II. noun Date: 1903 one that routes; especially a device that mediates the transmission routes of data packets over an electronic communications network (as the Internet) III. noun Etymology: route (race of a mile or more) Date: circa 1951 a horse trained for distance races

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  • router — [ rute ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1908; de route 1 ♦ Techn. Grouper en liasses (des journaux, des imprimés) selon leur destination (⇒ routage). 2 ♦ Mar. Fixer l itinéraire de (un navire). Router un concurrent d une course au large (⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • router — rout‧er [ˈruːtə ǁ ˈruːtər, ˈraʊ ] noun [countable] COMPUTING a device on a computer that makes it possible to connect it to another computer of a different type or on a different network; = GATEWAY * * * router UK US /ˈruːtər/ US  /ˈruːtər/,… …   Financial and business terms

  • router — [rout′ər] n. a person or thing that routs out or a tool for routing out; specif., a) a plane for gouging out recesses and smoothing the bottoms of grooves: in full router plane b) a machine for routing out areas on a wood or metal surface …   English World dictionary

  • Router — Rout er, n. 1. (Carp.) (a) A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes. (b) A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the sole, for smoothing the bottom of a cavity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A machine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 (Cf. root) (v.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • router — (izg. rùter) m DEFINICIJA inform. uređaj za povezivanje i usmjeravanje podataka unutar kompjuterske mreže; usmjerivač ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • router — ► NOUN ▪ a power tool with a shaped cutter, used in carpentry …   English terms dictionary

  • Router — SOHO Router Hochleistungsrouter Router …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Router — A router (pronEng| rautər in the USA, pronEng| ru:tər in the UK and Ireland, or either pronunciation in Australia and Canada) is a computer whose software and hardware are usually tailored to the tasks of routing and forwarding information.… …   Wikipedia

  • Router — 1Rou|ter [ ra̮utɐ ], der; s, [engl. router, zu: to rout (out) = herausjagen]: Fräser, der bei Druckplatten diejenigen Stellen ausschneidet, die nicht mitdrucken sollen. 2Rou|ter [ ru:tɐ , ra̮u… ], der; s, [engl. router, zu: route = Weg, Kurs, aus …   Universal-Lexikon

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