con·​vey·​or kən-ˈvā-ər How to pronounce conveyor (audio)
variants or less commonly conveyer
: one that conveys: such as
: a person who transfers property
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 Workers loaded dozens of blue tubs on a white conveyor belt that appeared in front of buyers eating cherry ices on bleachers. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2023 Kids can play clerk or customer and enjoy a working conveyor belt, beeping scanner, swiping credit card, and of course, shopping with items like gum, granola bars, and more. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 18 Aug. 2023 Finally a sea of peas flows down the vibrating conveyor belt. Stephen Castle, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2023 The kitchen will be twice as large as at typical Chick-fil-A locations, which will be above the drive-thru, and orders will travel through an overhead conveyor belt connected with chutes that run down the sides, according to the company. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 28 July 2023 The system, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is part of the ocean’s global conveyor belt that moves water and nutrients across the seas. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 July 2023 That deluge of freshwater is less dense than saltwater, meaning less water sinks and less power goes into the AMOC conveyor belt. WIRED, 26 July 2023 Under Earth’s current climate, this aquatic conveyor belt transports warm, salty water from the tropics to the North Atlantic, and then sends colder water back south along the ocean floor. Sarah Kaplan,, 25 July 2023 This creates whirls known as eddies, which can combine to form larger whirls, with currents that act like temporary conveyor belts. The Conversation, oregonlive, 22 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1514, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conveyor was circa 1514

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Cite this Entry

“Conveyor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


con·​vey·​or kən-ˈvā-ər How to pronounce conveyor (audio)
: a mechanical device for carrying packages or bulk material from place to place (as by an endless moving belt)

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