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feeler

noun
     
Related topics: Animals, Insects
feel‧er [countable usually plural]
1HBI one of the two long things on an insect's head that it uses to feel or touch things. Some sea animals also have feelers.
2

put out feelers

to carefully try to discover what people think about something that you want to do:
They seem interested in a peace settlement and have begun putting out feelers.

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