feeler

noun feel·er \ ˈfē-lər \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of feeler

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FEELER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of feeler for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

feeler

noun feel·er \ ˈfē-lər \

Definition of feeler for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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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