traveling salesman

a male representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for a company's products or services.

1875–80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
He was a traveling salesman, he always had a new invention.
Too often, headache therapy has been as scientific as a traveling salesman's all-purpose tonic.
Maybe a good traveling salesman might have livened things up a bit.
With one vehicle, this is the traveling salesman problem.
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