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traveler

[trav-uh-ler, trav-ler] /ˈtræv ə lər, ˈtræv lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that travels.
2.
a person who travels or has traveled in distant places or foreign lands.
4.
part of a mechanism constructed to move in a fixed course.
5.
Textiles. (in ring spinning) a small metal device that moves rapidly around the ring and guides the yarn onto the revolving bobbin.
6.
Nautical.
  1. a metal ring or thimble fitted to move freely on a rope, spar, or rod.
  2. Also called horse. the rope, spar, or rod itself.
7.
Also, traveler curtain. Theater. a transverse curtain opened by being drawn from both sides of the proscenium.
8.
(often initial capital letter) Chiefly British. a member of any of a number of traditionally itinerant peoples of the British Isles and other English-speaking areas, including, in addition to people of Gypsy origin, autochthonous groups such as the speakers of Shelta.
Also, especially British, traveller.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English travaillour. See travel, -er1
Related forms
nontraveler, noun
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  • If there were no friction, there would be no energy loss so our traveler could oscillate into and out of the tunnel.
  • Are they meant for seduction or for a business traveler to work at a bench.
  • Before, any rail traveler would spend nearly triple that, about six hours.
  • Bodily health excepted, he had all the qualifications of a traveler.
  • But what was left out of this equation was the convenience and flexibility of the average traveler.
  • But both policies mean less freedom and flexibility for the traveler.
  • Here are some tips that can make the holiday travel season a little less risky for the older traveler.
  • US adds faster traveler screening to more airports.
  • When the mind of the traveler grows overly preoccupied with opportunity costs, the capacity for discovery diminishes.
  • Note that many trips do not include air fare from a traveler's home city to the trip's point of departure.
British Dictionary definitions for traveler

traveller

/ˈtrævələ; ˈtrævlə/
noun
1.
a person who travels, esp habitually
3.
(sometimes capital) a member of the travelling people
4.
a part of a mechanism that moves in a fixed course
5.
(nautical)
  1. a thimble fitted to slide freely on a rope, spar, or rod
  2. the fixed rod on which such a thimble slides
6.
(Austral) a swagman
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Word Origin and History for traveler
n.

also traveller, late 14c., agent noun from travel (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for traveler

traveler

Related Terms

fellow traveler


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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