traveler: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (trav'u-lur, trav'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that travels.
  2. a person who travels or has traveled in distant places or foreign lands.
  3. See traveling salesman.
  4. part of a mechanism constructed to move in a fixed course.
  5. (in ring spinning) a small metal device that moves rapidly around the ring and guides the yarn onto the revolving bobbin.
    1. a metal ring or thimble fitted to move freely on a rope, spar, or rod.
    2. Also called horse. the rope, spar, or rod itself.
  6. a transverse curtain opened by being drawn from both sides of the proscenium.
  7. (often cap.) a member of any of a number of traditionally itinerant peoples of the British Isles and other English-speaking areas, including, in addition to people of Gypsy origin, autochthonous groups such as the speakers of Shelta.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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