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English Dictionary: Router by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Router
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
  2. (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks
  3. a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Router \Rout"er\, n. (Carp.)
      (a) A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside
            edges of circular sashes.
      (b) A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the sole,
            for smoothing the bottom of a cavity.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Router \Rout"er\, n. (Mach.)
      A machine with a rapidly revolving vertical spindle and
      cutter for scooping out the surface of wood or metal, as
      between and around the engraved parts of an electrotype.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      /roo't*/ A device which forwards {packets}
      between {networks}.   The forwarding decision is based on
      {network layer} information and routing tables, often
      constructed by routing {protocols}.
      {Unix manual page}: route(8).
      See also {bridge}, {gateway}, {Exterior Gateway Protocol},
      {Interior Gateway Protocol}, {flapping router}.
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