[Vettu-reeno], in Italy, is one who for hire conveys persons about in a nettura or four-wheeled carriage; the owner of a livery stable; a guide for travellers. The two latter are, of course, subsidiary meanings.
“We were accosted in the steamer by a well-dressed man, who represented himself to be a vetturino” - The Times (One of the Alpine Club)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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