a person or thing that travels.
a person who travels or has traveled in distant places or foreign lands.
part of a mechanism constructed to move in a fixed course.
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.
Also, traveler curtain. Theater. a transverse curtain opened by being drawn from both sides of the proscenium.
(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.
Origin: 1325–75; Middle English travaillour. Related forms