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conveyor

or conveyer

[kuh n-vey-er] /kənˈveɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that conveys.
Origin of conveyor
1505-1515
1505-15; convey + -or2
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  • He told him about the conveyer system, about everything, for mills and machinery were alike strange and mysterious to Jim.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • He has a secret room under his shop, with his conveyer and a radio.

    Temple Trouble Henry Beam Piper
  • But they have a House of Yat-Zar, and a conveyer, and most of the upper-priests are paratimers.

    Temple Trouble Henry Beam Piper
  • A conveyer carried them upward over the presses to the distributing room.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
  • It is not her province to electrify by vocal gymnastics; she is the conveyer of emotion.

    Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang
  • In the course of a few weeks it has developed its own conveyer system, with its own beating heart and its own stock of blood.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • It seemed likely that Leamy had, in his innocence, been made a conveyer of stolen property.

    Martin Hewitt, Investigator Arthur Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for conveyer

conveyor

/kənˈveɪə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that conveys
2.
short for conveyor belt
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Word Origin and History for conveyer
n.

1510s, agent noun from convey. Latinate form conveyor is later (1640s).

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