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[kuh n-vey-er] /kənˈveɪ ər/
a person or thing that conveys.
Also, conveyer.
Origin of conveyor
1505-15; convey + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for conveyer
  • The materials are then piled on to large conveyer belts that transport them to a manual sorting station.
  • The conveyer belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels, moving in the opposite direction.
  • Shoppers and sight-seers will be transported by mobile sidewalks that closely resemble giant conveyer belts.
  • conveyer belts move the rocks to a series of crushers.
  • Checked it in at the airport, and roll it smoothly off the baggage conveyer belt when you arrive.
  • The ski area features two conveyer lifts, two double chairlifts and five beginner and intermediate trails.
  • As the conveyer moves, other items for the same customer also fall into the bin.
  • He was unloading the baled trees from a conveyer and the belt jammed.
  • Afire occurred on a conveyer unit that is used during the aircraft unloading process.
  • All new conveyer car wash and commercial laundry systems connections will be required to employ a recirculating water system.
British Dictionary definitions for conveyer


a person or thing that conveys
short for conveyor belt
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Word Origin and History for conveyer

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

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