voyageur

[vwah-yah-zhur, voi-uh-; French vwa-ya-zhœr]
noun, plural voyageurs [vwah-yah-zhurz, voi-uh-; French vwa-ya-zhœr] .
(in Canada) a person who is an expert woodsman, boatman, and guide in remote regions, especially one employed by fur companies to transport supplies to and from their distant stations.

Origin:
1785–95; < French: traveler, equivalent to voyag(er) to travel (derivative of voyage journey; see voyage) + -eur -eur

voyager, voyageur.
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voyageur (ˌvɔɪəˈdʒɜː)
 
n
1.  history a boatman employed by one of the early fur-trading companies, esp in the interior
2.  a woodsman, guide, trapper, boatman, or explorer, esp in the North
 
[C19: from French: traveller, from voyager to voyage]

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Also within the stockade were a carved seal and map detailing the voyageur's route.
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