Share this entry

Share this page

conveyor

Line breaks: con|vey¦or
Pronunciation: /kənˈveɪə
 
/
(also conveyer)

Definition of conveyor in English:

noun

1A person or thing that transports or communicates something: a conveyor of information
More example sentences
  • They can at best act as conveyors of information and facilitators of decision-making by the political leadership.
  • They are primarily conveyers of information and opinions.
  • Questions such as how clinicians can be patient centred in email consultations require innovative approaches to researching consultations that place emphasis on semantics (as written words are the sole conveyors of information).
1.1A conveyor belt.
Example sentences
  • Manual handling such as lifting and carrying can be easier and safer if mechanized by using lift tables, conveyors, yokes or trucks.
  • This innovative use of our conveyors subsequently provided much profitable business from UK companies.
  • Pallets of chicken crates were lifted up onto a conveyor which delivered the chickens to the two hangers, who unloaded the crates two-at-a-time by hand.

Definition of conveyor in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something