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 for router
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Router \Rout"er\, n.
     1. (Carp.)
        (a) A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside
            edges of circular sashes.
        (b) A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the
            sole, for smoothing the bottom of a cavity.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mach.) A machine with a rapidly revolving vertical
        spindle and cutter for scooping out the surface of wood or
        metal, as between and around the engraved parts of an
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
      2: (computer science) a device that forwards data packets
         between computer networks
      3: a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for
         cutting grooves

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      /roo't*/ A device which forwards packets
     between networks.  The forwarding decision is based on
     network layer information and routing tables, often
     constructed by routing protocols.
     Unix manual page: route(8).
     See also bridge, gateway, Exterior Gateway Protocol,
     Interior Gateway Protocol, flapping router.

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