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[tran-ter] /ˈtræn tər/
noun, British Dialect
a peddler, hawker, or carrier using a horse and cart.
Origin of tranter
late Middle English
1350-1400; alteration of late Middle English traventer < Medieval Latin travetārius, perhaps for Latin trānsvect(us), past participle of trānsvehere to carry across + -ārius -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "It is certainly a strange medley of color," tranter admitted.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • “You must be a cleverer feller, then, than mankind in jineral,” said the tranter.

  • Miss tranter tried to look severe, but could not,—the strong vehemence of the man shook her self-possession.

    The Treasure of Heaven Marie Corelli
  • "This is a delightful surprise," tranter said, turning back to the door.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • tranter's great sword was indeed a mighty vantage in his favor.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "These decorations are crooked enough, at any rate," tranter laughed.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • tranter was taken off his guard, and I forced him to admit his madness.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • The inspector followed him to the door, and called for Mr. tranter.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • "I have faced a certain amount of danger in my time," tranter replied.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • "She was not so wild as she was painted," tranter continued.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming

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