|n.||1.||(Carp.) A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes.|
|2.||(Mach.) A machine with a rapidly revolving vertical spindle and cutter for scooping out the surface of wood or metal, as between and around the engraved parts of an electrotype.|
|Noun||1.||router - a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery|
|2.||router - (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks|
|3.||router - a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves|
|(networking)||router - /roo't*/ A device which forwards packets
between networks. The forwarding decision is based on
network layer information and routing tables, often
constructed by routing protocols.|
Unix manual page: route(8).
See also bridge, gateway, Exterior Gateway Protocol, Interior Gateway Protocol, flapping router.