Router plane

router

1 [rou-ter]
noun
1.
any of various tools or machines for routing, hollowing out, or furrowing.
2.
Also called router plane. Carpentry. a plane for cutting interior angles, as at the bottom of a groove. See illus. under plane2.
3.
a machine or tool for cutting into or below a main surface, as of a die or engraving plate.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cut with a router.

Origin:
1840–50; rout2 + -er1

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router1 (ˈraʊtə)
 
n
any of various tools or machines for hollowing out, cutting grooves, etc

router2 (ˈruːtə)
 
n
computing a device that allows packets of data to be moved efficiently between two points on a network

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router
"cutter that removes wood from a groove," 1818, from rout "poke about, rummage" (1547), originally of swine digging with the snout; a variant of root (v.1).
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router   (rou'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
A device in a network that handles message transfers between computers. A router receives information and forwards it based on what the router determines to be the most efficient route at the time of transfer.
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