ex·​pe·​dit·​er ˈek-spə-ˌdī-tər How to pronounce expediter (audio)
variants or less commonly expeditor
: one that expedites
specifically : one employed to ensure efficient movement of goods or supplies in a business

Examples of expediter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father, Charles Osgood II, was a textile salesman who moved the family to Baltimore when young Charles was 6 and took a second job, as an expediter for a copper company, during World War II. James Barron, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Passport expediter services such as PassportsandVisas.com can submit your application on your behalf for a fee. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Courier or expediter services charge anywhere from $150 to $300 to handle and submit your passport application on your behalf. Gisselle Medina, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2023 Use a passport expediter service, such as PassportsandVisas.com, which has a Los Angeles office. Gisselle Medina, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2023 The scandal comes amid an ongoing public corruption probe in San Francisco government that has resulted in criminal charges against more than a dozen former city officials, local developers, permit expediters and other contractors. St. John Barned-Smith, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2023 During contests, officials known as expediters stage-manage the athletes. Alice Li, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 Keep in mind that expediters aren’t just for architects and developers. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2023 Third-party expediter companies, like GenVisa or RushMyPassport, offer services like handling appointment requests at the passport agencies or passport renewal turnarounds as quick as one week. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expediter was in 1891

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“Expediter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expediter. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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