traveler cur tain

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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traveler

noun
a person who changes location 
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