conveyor

noun
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

Encouraged, Vardakostas moved on to building the conveyor belt that would move the burger down an automated assembly line, the bun slicer and toaster, and the electric grill. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, "The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot," 21 June 2018 Gamma Holding NV, a leading Dutch rival in the conveyor-belt industry, was bought by private-equity companies in at the beginning of the decade. Anthony Palazzo, Bloomberg.com, "Michelin to Buy U.K. Belt-Drive Maker Fenner for $1.7 Billion," 19 Mar. 2018 He wasn’t put on the conveyor belt to greatness. That’s inspiring, someone who works outside the system and still gets to the top of it. John Williams, New York Times, "Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Inside the Fevered Minds of Sports Fans," 18 Feb. 2018 Individual orders at Fresh Direct’s Bronx distribution center are packed in bins that speed between zones on conveyors equipped with thousands of sensors. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Inside FreshDirect’s Big Bet to Win the Home-Delivery Fight," 18 July 2018 Bags of groceries zip on conveyors above shoppers’ heads on their way to being delivered to nearby homes. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "Alibaba’s Profit Slips as It Spends to Expand Its Empire," 4 May 2018 Finally, plump pieces of breast meat arrived on conveyors at a table of 16 workers, who used knives and meat hooks to trim a piece every four or five seconds. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, "U.S. companies see opportunity in exodus from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico," 1 Jan. 2018 Douglas Manufacturing, in Pell City, a manufacturer of conveyor components and engineered conveying solutions. William Thornton, AL.com, "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

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First Known Use of conveyor

circa 1514, in the meaning defined above

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