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Meaning of FEELER

Pronunciation:  'feelur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
  2. [n]  slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
  3. [n]  sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ; "he had a special antenna for public relations"
  4. [n]  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

FEELER is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: advance, antenna, antenna, approach, barbel, overture
 See Also: proffer, proposition, sensitiveness, sensitivity, suggestion, tentacle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Feel"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, feels.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the sense organs or certain animals (as
   insects), which are used in testing objects by touch and
   in searching for food; an antenna; a palp.

         Insects . . . perpetually feeling and searching
         before them with their feelers or antenn[ae].

3. Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or
   thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others;
   something tentative.

Thesaurus Terms
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