Etymology
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router (n.)

"cutter that removes wood from a groove," 1818, from rout "poke about, rummage" (1540s), originally of swine digging with the snout; a variant of root (v.1).

updated on September 04, 2012

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Definitions of router from WordNet

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