feeler

Part of speech: noun

One who, or that which, feels.

Part of speech: noun

An antenna; tentacle.

Part of speech: noun

An indirect approach; a venture.

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Usage examples "feeler":

  1. Her brother waved first one feeler and then the other, and said: Do you think I would be a Spider for the sake of growing legs? - "Among the Meadow People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.
  2. Granville thought of the one thing, or rather of the one person, likely, and threw out a feeler:- 'Have you heard from Gladys? - "A Bride from the Bush", E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung.
  3. It possessed neither legs, flippers, nor tentacles; but out from its heaving, shrinking body it would send, now from one spot, now from another, an active arm, or feeler, with which it swam, pulled, or pushed. - ""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea", Morgan Robertson.