Feeler

Feel"er

(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, feels.
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2. (Zol.) 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.
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Insects . . . perpetually feeling and searching before them with their feelers or antenn.
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3. 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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