traveler

[trav-uh-ler, trav-ler]
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.
a.
a metal ring or thimble fitted to move freely on a rope, spar, or rod.
b.
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:
1325–75; Middle English travaillour. See travel, -er1

nontraveler, noun
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traveller or (US) traveler (ˈtrævələ, ˈtrævlə, ˈtrævələ, ˈtrævlə)
 
n
1.  a person who travels, esp habitually
2.  See travelling salesman
3.  (sometimes capital) a member of the travelling people
4.  a part of a mechanism that moves in a fixed course
5.  nautical
 a.  a thimble fitted to slide freely on a rope, spar, or rod
 b.  the fixed rod on which such a thimble slides
6.  (Austral) a swagman
 
traveler or (US) traveler
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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