transporter

[trans-pawr-ter, -pohr-, trans-pawr-ter, -pohr-]
noun
a person or thing that transports, especially a very large truck for large or heavy loads, as missiles or automobiles.

Origin:
1525–35; tranport + -er1

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transport
 
vb
1.  to carry or cause to go from one place to another, esp over some distance
2.  to deport or exile to a penal colony
3.  (usually passive) to have a strong emotional effect on
 
n
4.  a.  the business or system of transporting goods or people
 b.  (as modifier): a modernized transport system
5.  (Brit) freight vehicles generally
6.  a.  a vehicle used to transport goods or people, esp lorries or ships used to convey troops
 b.  (as modifier): a transport plane
7.  the act of transporting or the state of being transported
8.  ecstasy, rapture, or any powerful emotion
9.  a convict sentenced to be transported
 
[C14: from Latin transportāre, from trans- + portāre to carry]
 
trans'portable
 
adj
 
transporta'bility
 
n
 
trans'porter
 
n
 
trans'portive
 
adj

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Example sentences
Therefore, once identified in humans, the manganese transporter could serve as a potential drug target.
Other genes, such as those that encode the serotonin transporter, have also been linked to different reactions to stress.
In the small intestine, transporter proteins carry those molecules into the bloodstream.
Two missiles are carried in tubes on a transporter and can be fired, accurately, at short notice.
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