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
Recent Examples on the Web Mike Pence had absolutely no choice but to be a human conveyor belt. Mark Murray, NBC News, 20 June 2022 During the event, Sierra will spin two chairlifts and a bunny hill conveyor for skiers and snowboarders — the first time this season that any of its slopes will open to the public. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2022 The fact that a staggering 3-in-10 Republicans didn’t see him as an honest conveyor of fact speaks volumes to just how little credibility Trump had. Philip Elliott, Time, 26 May 2021 According to the plan, all the rooms would have terraces, and there would be a mechanical conveyor to bring books from the new library to the hotel guests. James Lileks, Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 In the front, there is a sushi-style conveyor belt of red-hot accessories where guests can pluck a Gucci bum bag or a Balenciaga City bag at their leisure. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 27 May 2022 But what happens if one of the key conveyor belts breaks? Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 17 May 2022 According to the district’s website, the shredded pieces fall through the recycling plant’s fast-moving conveyor belts and end up in the trash. cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 Firefighters extinguished flames in front of the silos, Chadwick said, but had a harder time with the fire on the rubber-and-metallic conveyor belts used to move the petcoke to tanker ships. Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Conveyor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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