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Meaning of ROUTER

Pronunciation:  'rawtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves
  2. [n]  (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks
  3. [n]  a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery

ROUTER is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: device, power tool, skilled worker, trained worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Computing Dictionary

/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.