feeler

noun
feel·​er | \ˈfē-lər \

Definition of feeler 

: one that feels: such as

a : a tactile process (such as a tentacle) of an animal

b : something (such as a proposal) ventured to ascertain the views of others

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If there are any feelers going out about cost-sharing, that’s a likely topic. Washington Post, "At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill," 5 June 2018 If there are any feelers going out about cost-sharing, that’s a likely topic. Washington Post, "At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill," 5 June 2018 Introductory feelers are under way, but top coaching candidates are off the market. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Timing could force Detroit Pistons to prioritize coaching search first," 12 May 2018 If there are any feelers going out about cost-sharing, that’s a likely topic. Washington Post, "At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill," 5 June 2018 If there are any feelers going out about cost-sharing, that’s a likely topic. Washington Post, "At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill," 5 June 2018 Certain stakeholders in Remington have started putting out feelers for potential strategic buyers of the gunmaker’s 13 brands, which include firearms, gun accessories and ammunition manufacturers, Bloomberg News reported in late April. Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg.com, "Gunmaker's Investors Chafe at Plan to Sell Firearms Business," 1 May 2018 Send out some feeler texts, including one to M, the friend-with-benefits from earlier. The Cut, "The Woman Serial-Dating While Recovering From an Injury," 10 June 2018 If there are any feelers going out about cost-sharing, that’s a likely topic. Washington Post, "At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of feeler

1526, in the meaning defined above

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feeler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of feeler

: a movable part (such as an antenna) of an animal or insect that is used for touching things

: a suggestion or question to find out the thoughts or opinions of other people

feeler

noun
feel·​er | \ˈfē-lər \

Kids Definition of feeler

: a long flexible structure (as an insect's antenna) that is an organ of touch

feeler

noun
feel·​er | \ˈfē-lər \

Medical Definition of feeler 

: one that feels especially : a tactile process (as a tentacle) of an animal

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