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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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Word Origin and History for traveler cur-tain

traveler

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for traveler cur-tain

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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