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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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  • It was rigged with a leather conveyor belt that kept the fabric moving as it was being sewn.
  • Slightly larger zooplankton take advantage of this great conveyor of food.
  • The shrimp processing sheds, usually noisy with conveyor belts and rattling ice and voices sharing gossip and jokes, are silent.
  • There, eggs are placed on a conveyor, where they go through a washing machine.
  • After twenty minutes, each panel is laid on the dishwasher's conveyor belt and run through a scalding steam bath.
  • It rolls a few feet along a green conveyor belt, and stops.
  • Nearby, a ball on a conveyor belt continually climbs another ramp and then knocks down sets of newly manufactured pins.
  • Cows walk onto a conveyor belt where they are quickly killed by a six-inch bolt shot into the head.
  • The shunt is a conveyor belt that ensures the jellyfish's dominance, by drastically shifting the flow of energy around the ocean.
  • The deniers have the standard moving goalpost conveyor belt going here that all deniers of anything use.
British Dictionary definitions for conveyor


a person or thing that conveys
short for conveyor belt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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