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Definition of "router" []

  • One that routs, especially a machine tool that mills out the surface of metal or wood. (noun)
  • One that routes, especially one who prepares shipments for distribution and delivery. (noun)
  • Computer Science A device in a network that handles message transfers between computers. (noun)
  • Computer Science See gateway. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "router" in a sentence
  • "Gentle Reader – the router is the preferred power tool of the ambitious amateur woodworker."
  • "On a large network, an up-to-date routing table enhances network performance, because the router is always aware of the optimal path to use when sending packets."
  • "Indicates if this router is the Designated Router or the Backup Designated"