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Meaning of feeler

feel•er

Pronunciation: (fē'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that feels.
  2. a proposal, remark, hint, etc., designed to bring out the opinions or purposes of others: Interested in an accord, both labor and management were putting out feelers.
  3. an organ of touch, as an antenna or a tentacle.
  4. Also calleda gauge having several blades of known thickness, used for measuring clearances.
  5. a device for indicating that the lead of a mechanical sounding device has come to the bottom.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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