circuit rider: Meaning and Definition of

cir'cuit rid"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (formerly) a minister who rode horseback from place to place to preach and perform religious ceremonies.
  2. someone, as a public official or a nurse, who travels throughout a given territory to provide services.
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