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One that routs, especially a machine tool that mills out the surface of metal or wood.
rout·er 2(ro͞o′tər, rou′-)
1. One that routes, especially one who prepares shipments for distribution and delivery.
2. (rou′tər) Computers
a. A device in a network that handles message transfers between computers.
b. See gateway.
(Tools) any of various tools or machines for hollowing out, cutting grooves, etc
(Computer Science) computing a device that allows packets of data to be moved efficiently between two points on a network
1. any of various tools or machines for routing, hollowing out, or furrowing.
2. Also called rout′er plane`. a plane for cutting interior angles, as at the bottom of a groove.
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|Noun||1.||router - a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery|
|2.||router - (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
|3.||router - a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves|
power tool - a tool driven by a motor