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victualer

[vit-l-er] /ˈvɪt l ər/
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
1350-1400; Middle English vitailler < Anglo-French; Middle French vitail(l)ier. See victual, -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for victualler

victualler

/ˈvɪtələ; ˈvɪtlə/
noun
1.
a supplier of victuals, as to an army; sutler
2.
(Brit) a licensed purveyor of spirits; innkeeper
3.
a supply ship, esp one carrying foodstuffs
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