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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 feel·er /ˈfilɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 feel·er /ˈfɪlɚ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Feel·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, feels.
 2. Zool. One of the sense organs or certain animals (as insects), which are used in testing objects by touch and in searching for food; an antenna; a palp.
    Insects . . . perpetually feeling and searching before them with their feelers or antennæ.   --Derham.
 3. Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g.
           insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch
           and taste [syn: antenna]
      2: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of
         others; "she rejected his advances" [syn: overture, advance,
      3: sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ; "he had a
         special antenna for public relations" [syn: antenna]
      4: slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish [syn: barbel]