Meaning of “feeler” in the English Dictionary

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"feeler" in British English

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feelernoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈfiː.lər/ us /ˈfiː.lɚ/

Examples from literature

  • It has two little "shells," two eyes, legs, and feelers. 
  • It will be noted that the spider has four pairs of legs and no feelers, whereas the ant has three pairs of legs and a pair of feelers. 
  • The head is remarkable for its large globular compound eyes, its short bristle-like feelers, and its very strong mandibles which bite up the bodies of the victims. 
  • They grow from six to twelve inches long and a couple of inches wide, with legs or feelers all along their sides, like the teeth of a pocket-comb. 
  • This hideous and loathsome-looking animal had projecting eyes that seemed to glare at one, very long and flexible antennae or feelers, and gigantic claws. 

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(Definition of “feeler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"feeler" in American English

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feelernoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈfi·lər/

one of the two long parts on an insect’s head that it uses to touch things

(Definition of “feeler” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)