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Feeler meaning

feeler - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who, or that which, feels.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.
  4. 4. One who, or that which, feels; that part of an animal which serves as an organ of touch, as the antennae of insects, etc.; something put forth as a means of gaining information not directly obtainable.
  5. 5. Antenna of an insect; something intended to sound the opinions of others.

feeler - examples of usage

  1. He wondered how much Mr. Bunner knew of the domestic difficulty in his chief's household, and decided to put out a feeler. - "The Woman in Black", Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
  2. He sent out a tentative feeler of thought toward the mind behind that expressionless face. - "Man of Many Minds", E. Everett Evans.
  3. " I am ordered to report at the end of ninety days," replied Marcy, who knew that the question was meant for a " feeler." - "Marcy The Blockade Runner", Harry Castlemon.
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