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 Then the action jumps to a bird’s-eye view as the camera wheels in sync with the earth movers or conveyor belts. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Dia Chelsea, Keeper of the Avant-Garde Flame," 15 Apr. 2021 Lineage is developing warehouse technology including software aimed at controlling the lifts and conveyor belts inside warehouses. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Lineage Logistics Raises $1.9 Billion to Expand Cold-Storage Reach," 11 Mar. 2021 Getting the cargo moving out of the holds and along the conveyor belts is just a matter of opening the gates and controlling the rate of the belts. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "To move cargo with less mess, these ships unload themselves," 1 Mar. 2021 Finally, the tapes are placed in their final packaging, sent down the conveyor belt, and boxed for shipment. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "11 Things You Don’t Know About Duct Tape," 25 Feb. 2021 Once they're corralled, an electric shock slightly stuns them over the conveyor belt, which scoops them up one by one; any native fish that are incidentally captured can be safely released. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, "Corn, conveyor belts and a virus show promise in removing invasive carp from Minnesota waters," 30 Jan. 2021 When a worker signaled for the tug operator to pull forward, six workers stood with their backs to the conveyor belts, per the safety protocol. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "FedEx Prioritizes Packages Over Employee Safety, Workers and Experts Say," 23 Dec. 2020 Adding to the magic of the park, the gift shop is also decorated with Mario-esque conveyor belts and has a front entrance made to look like one of the game’s distinctive green pipes. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Super Nintendo World Will Have Mario-themed Food, Princess Peach’s Castle, and a Yoshi Ride," 29 Dec. 2020 On the other side of the walkway was a three-tier conveyor belt system. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "FedEx Prioritizes Packages Over Employee Safety, Workers and Experts Say," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of conveyor

circa 1514, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Conveyor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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