victualer

victualer

[vit-l-er]
noun
1.
a person who furnishes victuals, especially a sutler.
2.
a supply ship.
3.
Also called licensed victualer. British. the keeper of an inn or tavern, especially one licensed to sell liquor.
Also, especially British, victualler.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English vitailler < Anglo-French; Middle French vitail(l)ier. See victual, -er2

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victualer

noun
1. an innkeeper (especially British) 
2. a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army [syn: sutler
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