Main definitions of router in English

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router1

noun

  • A power tool with a shaped cutter, used in carpentry for making grooves for joints, decorative mouldings, etc.

    • ‘He needs a variety of power tools, drills, routers, circular saws, jigsaws and packets of blades.’
    • ‘But shapers are expensive and routers lack the power to cut the profile in one pass.’
    • ‘That equipment included glass and mat cutters, a frame chopper, router and other tools.’

Pronunciation:

router

/ˈraʊtə/

Main definitions of router in English

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router2

noun

  • A device which forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network.

    • ‘By sending malformed control messages a cracker could cause devices such as VoIP routers running the vulnerable software to reload.’
    • ‘‘This was caused by an as yet unexplained simultaneous failure of a number of critical routers in our network,’ it said.’
    • ‘Because it's plugged into a broadband router rather than your computer, you don't even need to have your computer switched on to use it.’
    • ‘The network routers do not know if the packets they forward contain healthcare information or movies.’
    • ‘Testing with a router and a notebook computer in the empty townhouse before we moved in, the signal looked good initially.’

Pronunciation:

router

/ˈruːtə/