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connector

[kuh-nek-ter] /kəˈnɛk tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that connects.
2.
any of various devices for connecting one object to another.
3.
(formerly) a person who couples railroad cars.
Origin of connector
1785-1795
1785-95; connect + -or2
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n.

1795, "tube for connecting other materials," agent noun in Latin form from connect and usefully distinct from connecter.

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