con·​vey·​or | \ kən-ˈvā-ər How to pronounce conveyor (audio) \
variants: or less commonly conveyer

Definition of conveyor

: one that conveys: such as
a : a person who transfers property
b usually conveyor : a mechanical apparatus for moving articles or bulk material from place to place (as by an endless moving belt or a chain of receptacles)

Examples of conveyor in a Sentence

the conveyor of good news

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Douglas Manufacturing, in Pell City, a manufacturer of conveyor components and engineered conveying solutions. William Thornton,, "Governor's Trade Excellence Awards presented to 8 companies," 21 Mar. 2018 That spending has included setting up remote operations centers far from mines where staff can monitor everything from trucks, drills and conveyor belts on giant screens and control them at the touch of a button. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Train Stopping: BHP Derails Runaway Locomotive From 800 Miles Away," 6 Nov. 2018 Water normally mixes down in the North Atlantic, so the saltier water in the model acts to accelerate this Atlantic conveyor belt. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Geoengineering could stop warming but comes with side of sea-level rise," 31 Oct. 2018 First, his engineers at the Tesla factory in Fremont made the machine fit in a smaller space by shortening the conveyor belts at the end of the press and added two additional belts. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 Are the skinny arches favored (and penciled in) by Aucoin and his cadre of 1990s supermodels destined to return on the cyclical conveyor belt of time and trend? Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Shares an Epic Throwback Picture of Her 90s Skinny Brows," 5 Sep. 2018 Getty Images With the surprise celebrity engagements rolling in on some kind of constant, romantic conveyor belt, the summer of 2018 might feel like one big daydream. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are Throwing an Engagement Party in Mumbai," 14 Aug. 2018 In just over an hour the containers are inside, their contents on the conveyors. Barry D. Wood, USA TODAY, "'Mini-Memphis': Inside FedEx's bustling hub in China," 10 May 2018 Wilmot Mountain made a similar dollar investment in renovations, adding a dedicated children’s learning center where kids can take lessons and use easy-to-ride surface conveyors. Carla Minsky For, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Skedaddle to a Ski Hill or Trail," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of conveyor

circa 1514, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conveyor was circa 1514

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