Definition of feeler in English:


Syllabification: feel·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfēlər


  • 1An animal organ such as an antenna or palp that is used for testing things by touch or for searching for food.
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    • The tip of the snout is expanded into a naked pink disc which supports 22 finger-like tentacles or feelers which give this creature its name.
    • Like all lobsters, he has ten legs and two claws (the right slightly larger than the left), and two pairs of antennae or feelers.
    • These things now have legs, feelers, and everything.
    antenna, tentacle, tactile/sensory organ; Zoology antennule
  • 1.1A tentative proposal intended to ascertain someone’s attitude or opinion: he put out feelers about seeking the party nomination
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    • He has put out feelers regarding a switch to American citizenship, a move that would let him own U.S. broadcast properties.
    • I've put out feelers to get someone right inside the Cunningham community coalition to explain to us how the miracle happened.
    • Already in 1987 Austria had put out feelers to Moscow to see what its reaction would be if Austria was to apply to join the European Community.
    tentative inquiry/proposal, advance, approach, overture, probe

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