feeler Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
noun a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
overture; advance; approach.
- she rejected his advances
noun sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
- he had a special antenna for public relations
noun slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
One who, or that which, feels.
(Zoöl.) 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.
Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.
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