expediter

noun
ex·​pe·​dit·​er | \ ˈek-spə-ˌdī-tər How to pronounce expediter (audio) \
variants: or less commonly expeditor

Definition of expediter

: 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 Wong has worked for local developers for four decades as a permit expediter, helping guide projects through the labyrinth of city approvals. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "SF permit consultant Walter Wong charged with fraud, agrees to cooperate with Justice Department," 24 June 2020 Wong has worked for local developers for four decades as a permit expediter, helping guide projects through the labyrinth of city approvals. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Nuru allegations, FBI raid shines light on SF building veteran," 1 Feb. 2020 More: Chronicle columnist Phil Matier delves into the charges surrounding Mohammed Nuru and his longtime friend Nick Bovis, Willie Brown weighs in, and Roland Li and J.K. Dineen look at Walter Wong, the permit expediter in the investigation. Jason W. Lloren, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Super bummed — 49ers simply can’t contain the Chiefs," 3 Feb. 2020 But the chain has its logistics down pat, with expediters in headsets taking orders in parking lots and lines moving swiftly in stores. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Chicken sandwich mania at Popeye’s: big crowds, long waits and our critic’s take," 25 Aug. 2019 Put your order in at the register, then hand your receipt over to the expediter at the counter. New York Times, "Things to Do in New York: Shakespeare (Drunk or in the Park)," 7 June 2018 The work of a good expediter is in the pacing of your dinner. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Quarterback of the Kitchen? It’s Not Always the Chef," 17 Apr. 2018 The expediter sets that rhythm, managing the workflow of the kitchen like an air traffic controller. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Quarterback of the Kitchen? It’s Not Always the Chef," 17 Apr. 2018 Using the expertise of travel visa and passport expediters is a surefire way to avoid common missteps. Dorothy Mitchell, USA TODAY, "4 Considerations For Traveling Freelancers," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of expediter

1891, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2020

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“Expediter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expediter. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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