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Bridge vs. Router — What's the Difference?

Bridge vs. Router — What's the Difference?

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Bridge

A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle (such as a body of water, valley, road, or rail) without blocking the way underneath. It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross.
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Router

A power tool with a shaped cutter, used in carpentry for making grooves for joints, decorative mouldings, etc.
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Bridge

A structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle
A bridge across the River Thames
A railway bridge
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Router

A device which forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network.
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Bridge

The elevated, enclosed platform on a ship from which the captain and officers direct operations
Talbot stepped across the two gunwales and made his way up to the bridge
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Router

One that routs, especially a machine tool that mills out the surface of metal or wood.
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Bridge

The upper bony part of a person's nose
He pushed his spectacles further up the bridge of his nose
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Router

One that routes, especially one who prepares shipments for distribution and delivery.
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Bridge

A partial denture supported by natural teeth on either side.
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Router

A device in a network that handles message transfers between computers.
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Bridge

The part of a stringed instrument over which the strings are stretched
Ebony bridges and fingerboards
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Router

See gateway.
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Bridge

A bridge passage or middle eight.
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Router

Someone who routes or directs items from one location to another.
The router directed the movement of the company's trucks.
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Bridge

The support for the tip of a billiard cue formed by the hand.
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Router

(telecommunications) Any device that directs packets of information using the equivalent of Open Systems Interconnection layer 3 (network layer) information. Most commonly used in reference to Internet Protocol routers.
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Bridge

An electric circuit with two branches across which a detector or load is connected, used to measure resistance or other property by equalizing the potential across the two ends of a detector, or to rectify an alternating voltage or current.
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Router

(Internet) A device that connects local area networks to form a larger internet by, at minimum, selectively passing those datagrams having a destination IP address to the network which is able to deliver them to their destination; a network gateway.
The router was configured to forward packets outside of a certain range of IP addresses to its internet uplink port.
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Bridge

A card game related to whist, played by two partnerships of two players who at the beginning of each hand bid for the right to name the trump suit, the highest bid also representing a contract to make a specified number of tricks with a specified suit as trumps.
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Router

In integrated circuit or printed circuit board design, an algorithm for adding all wires needed to properly connect all of the placed components while obeying all design rules.
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Bridge

Be or make a bridge over (something)
Earlier attempts to bridge St George's Channel had failed
A covered walkway bridged the gardens
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Router

A power tool used in carpentry for cutting grooves.
He made an attractive edge on the table with a router.
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Bridge

A structure spanning and providing passage over a gap or barrier, such as a river or roadway.
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Router

A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes.
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Bridge

Something resembling or analogous to this structure in form or function
A land bridge between the continents.
A bridge of understanding between two countries.
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Router

A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the sole, for smoothing the bottom of a cavity.
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Bridge

The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
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Router

To hollow out or cut using a router power tool.
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Bridge

The part of a pair of eyeglasses that rests against this ridge.
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Router

A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes.
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Bridge

A fixed or removable replacement for one or several but not all of the natural teeth, usually anchored at each end to a natural tooth.
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Router

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 electrotype.
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Bridge

A thin, upright piece of wood in some stringed instruments that supports the strings above the soundboard.
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Router

A worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
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Bridge

A transitional passage connecting two subjects or movements.
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Router

(computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks
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Bridge

(Nautical) A crosswise platform or enclosed area above the main deck of a ship from which the ship is controlled.
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Router

A power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves
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Bridge

A long stick with a notched plate at one end, used to steady the cue in billiards. Also called rest1.
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Bridge

The hand used as a support to steady the cue.
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Bridge

Any of various instruments for measuring or comparing the characteristics, such as impedance or inductance, of a conductor.
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Bridge

An electrical shunt.
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Bridge

(Chemistry) An intramolecular connection that spans atoms or groups of atoms.
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Bridge

Any of several card games derived from whist, usually played by four people in two partnerships, in which trump is determined by bidding and the hand opposite the declarer is played as a dummy.
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Bridge

To build a bridge over.
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Bridge

To cross by or as if by a bridge.
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Bridge

A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
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Bridge

A construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height, allowing for the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, trains, etc.
The rope bridge crosses the river.
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Bridge

(anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
Rugby players often break the bridge of their noses.
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Bridge

(dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a bridge.
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Bridge

(bowling) The gap between the holes on a bowling ball
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Bridge

An arch or superstructure.
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Bridge

(nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
The first officer is on the bridge.
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Bridge

The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
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Bridge

A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
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Bridge

A cue modified with a convex arch-shaped notched head attached to the narrow end, used to support a player's (shooter's) cue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.
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Bridge

Anything supported at the ends and serving to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed.
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Bridge

(wrestling) A defensive position in which the wrestler is supported by his feet and head, belly-up, in order to prevent touch-down of the shoulders and eventually to dislodge an opponent who has established a position on top.
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Bridge

(gymnastics) A similar position in gymnastics.
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Bridge

A connection, real or abstract.
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Bridge

(medicine) A rudimentary procedure before definite solution
ECMO is used as a bridge to surgery to stabilize the patient.
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Bridge

(computing) A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
This chip is the bridge between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.
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Bridge

(programming) A software component connecting two or more separate systems.
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Bridge

(networking) A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2 of OSI model.
The LAN bridge uses a spanning tree algorithm.
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Bridge

(chemistry) An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
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Bridge

(electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
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Bridge

(music) A contrasting section within a song that prepares for the return of the original material section.
The lyrics in the song's bridge inverted its meaning.
In the bridge of his 2011 song "It Will Rain", Bruno Mars begs his lover not to "say goodbye."
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Bridge

(graph theory) An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
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Bridge

(poetry) A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.
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Bridge

(diplomacy) A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
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Bridge

A day falling between two public holidays and consequently designated as an additional holiday.
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Bridge

(electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
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Bridge

A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; a bridge wall.
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Bridge

(cycling) The situation where a lone rider or small group of riders closes the space between them and the rider or group in front.
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Bridge

A solid crust of undissolved salt in a water softener.
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Bridge

(roller derby) An elongated chain of teammates, connected to the pack, for improved blocking potential.
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Bridge

(card games) A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.
Bidding is an essential element of the game of bridge.
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Bridge

To be or make a bridge over something.
With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.
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Bridge

To span as if with a bridge.
The two groups were able to bridge their differences.
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Bridge

(music) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".
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Bridge

To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.
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Bridge

(wrestling) To go to the bridge position.
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Bridge

(roller derby) To employ the bridge tactic. (See Noun section.)
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Bridge

A structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron, erected over a river or other water course, or over a chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank to the other.
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Bridge

Anything supported at the ends, which serves to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed.
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Bridge

The small arch or bar at right angles to the strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them and transmit their vibrations to the body of the instrument.
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Bridge

A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
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Bridge

A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; - usually called a bridge wall.
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Bridge

A card game resembling whist.
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Bridge

To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees the streams which could not be forded.
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Bridge

To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
Xerxes . . . over HellespontBridging his way, Europe with Asia joined.
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Bridge

To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; - generally with over.
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Bridge

A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
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Bridge

A circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
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Bridge

Something resembling a bridge in form or function;
His letters provided a bridge across the centuries
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Bridge

The hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose;
Her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose
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Bridge

Any of various card games based on whist for four players
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Bridge

A wooden support that holds the strings up
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Bridge

A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
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Bridge

The link between two lenses; rests on nose
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Bridge

An upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
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Bridge

Connect or reduce the distance between
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Bridge

Make a bridge across;
Bridge a river
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Bridge

Cross over on a bridge
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