mu·​le·​teer ˌmyü-lə-ˈtir How to pronounce muleteer (audio)
: one who drives mules

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This section of the garment also has embroidery that is related to the important figure of the muleteer. Fernanda Pérez Sánchez, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2022 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muleteer was in 1538

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Cite this Entry

“Muleteer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


mu·​le·​teer ˌmyü-lə-ˈti(ə)r How to pronounce muleteer (audio)
: a driver of mules
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