out·​fit·​ter ˈau̇t-ˌfi-tər How to pronounce outfitter (audio)
: one that outfits: such as
: a business providing equipment, supplies, and often trained guides (as for hunting trips)
also : a guide working for such an outfitter

Examples of outfitter in a Sentence

Hunters say it's the best outfitter in the state. Our outfitter showed us where the deer feed.
Recent Examples on the Web To avoid the worst of the crowds, skip major holiday weekends and arrive at river outfitters in the early morning or late afternoon. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 Sheep tags not sold at conservation auctions are often sold instead by outfitters, with very little habitat or management benefit accrued to the species. Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life, 13 Mar. 2024 An elk outfitter will arrange your travel (horses, UTV, ATV, truck, etc.), and help with packing out your harvested animal. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2024 Start in Shasta City, a center for climbing outfitters — and New Age purveyors of crystals and such tied to spiritual aspects of the mountain. Janet Fullwood, The Mercury News, 19 Feb. 2024 Luxury in-room amenities, experienced outfitters, and a top concierge team offer guests a seamless stay. Brandon Perlman, Travel + Leisure, 29 Jan. 2024 Authorities transported the male, identified as Richard Francis Gadbois, 80, to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Gadbois, who ran an ice fishing outfitter on Mille Lacs, was out checking ice conditions when the incident occurred, said the sheriff's office. USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 Best Overall Canada Goose Venture Bucket Hat While Canada Goose is a household name beloved for its down parkas, the leading Canadian outdoor outfitter is more than just one thing—as evidenced by this take on the boonie hat. William Goodman, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2024 From Peja, outfitters guide visitors rock-climbing up cliffs, spelunking down into caves, and traversing the gorge by via ferrata or zipline. Naomi Tomky, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Mar. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'outfitter.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outfitter was in 1829

Dictionary Entries Near outfitter

Cite this Entry

“Outfitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfitter. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on outfitter

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!