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router1

[rou-ter] /ˈraʊ tər/
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.
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
1840-1850
1840-50; rout2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for router plane

router1

/ˈraʊtə/
noun
1.
any of various tools or machines for hollowing out, cutting grooves, etc

router2

/ˈruːtə/
noun
1.
(computing) a device that allows packets of data to be moved efficiently between two points on a network
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Word Origin and History for router plane

router

n.

"cutter that removes wood from a groove," 1818, from rout "poke about, rummage" (1540s), originally of swine digging with the snout; a variant of root (v.1).

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router plane in Science
router
  (rou'tər)   
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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