muleteer

noun
mu·​le·​teer | \ ˌmyü-lə-ˈtir How to pronounce muleteer (audio) \

Definition of muleteer

: one who drives mules

Examples of muleteer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The year prior, Bingham had stumbled onto the ruins of Machu Picchu after following a tip from a local muleteer, as Lily Rothman reported for Time magazine in 2015. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of muleteer

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muleteer

French muletier, from mulet, mule, from Old French, diminutive of mul mule

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“Muleteer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muleteer. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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