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circuit rider

noun
1.
(formerly) a minister who rode horseback from place to place to preach and perform religious ceremonies.
2.
someone, as a public official or a nurse, who travels throughout a given territory to provide services.
Origin of circuit rider
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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  • He was an indefatigable circuit rider with a flair for the dramatic.
British Dictionary definitions for circuit rider

circuit rider

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) (formerly) a minister of religion who preached from place to place along an established circuit
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