out·​fit·​ter | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfi-tər How to pronounce outfitter (audio) \

Definition of outfitter

: one that outfits: such as
b : 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.

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In rooms with names like Mediterranean Salon 4 and Palazzo Salon D, companies ranging from clog maker Crocs Inc. to teen outfitter Abercrombie & Fitch Co. faced questions about their exposure to China. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "‘Made in China’ Was Once the Easy Answer. Not Anymore.," 18 Jan. 2019 Based out of Maryland, Off Grid Adventure Vans is both one of the only van outfitters on the eastern seaboard and one of the industry’s most affordable. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 9 best camper vans of 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 Except stories like that don't sell trips for the outfitter. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "An outdoors writer gets his first assignment, and it yields an unexpected tale," 2 May 2018 The outfitters in town—even Patagonia has a sizable retail shop—immediately paint the picture of a location popular with adventurers. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "How to Explore the Hidden Gems of Italy's Dolomite Region," 28 Sep. 2018 In the decades since, Lauren has been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic teams, of the U.S. Open, and of Wimbledon. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Ralph Lauren Receives an Honorary Knighthood From the United Kingdom," 14 Nov. 2018 Click to Read Story More on Fitness Ms. Deeley lives in Golden, Colo., and works in sales for ecotravel outfitter Natural Habitat Adventures. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Her Exercise? Picking Up Everyone’s Litter," 19 Nov. 2018 And it's emerged as a favorite outfitter for royal weddings. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Wore Alexander McQueen (Again!) to Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 California has roughly 20 rivers on which pro outfitters run trips. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rafters launch stellar season for rivers, water sports," 13 May 2018

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of outfitter

US : a business that provides equipment, supplies, and often trained guides for activities such as hunting, hiking, etc. also : a guide who works for such a business
British, old-fashioned : a person or business that sells men's clothing

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