out·fit·ter | \ˈau̇t-ˌfi-tər \

Definition of outfitter 

: one that outfits: such as

a : haberdasher

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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Under Armour, Huk, Orvis and other outfitters make breathable, lightweight shirts and hoodies to keep the sun off your skin. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Wander into the charming boutiques, adventure outfitters and restaurants along Banff Avenue and snap a photo of the dramatic Cascade Mountain, which appears to rise directly up out of downtown. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "See the coast, cities and mountain peaks on this trip of a lifetime to the Canadian Rockies," 9 July 2018 Other rafting outfitters on the Wolf River include Shotgun Eddy in White Lake and Big Smokey Falls Rafting in Keshena. Carla Minsky, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wetsuits, Whitewater and the Whoosh of Spring," 13 Apr. 2018 The team of mostly Ukrainians were climbing with Seven Summits Treks outfitters and were invited to take part in the stunt by ASKfm through a mutual friend of the group’s leader, Taras Pozdnii. Ash Routen, Outside Online, "A Climber Left $50,000 on the Top of Everest," 23 May 2018 Many of these outfitter websites include several rafting companies that run many different rivers in their areas. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rafters launch stellar season for rivers, water sports," 13 May 2018 Longtime vendors like country outfitter M.L. Leddy's, however, usually stay in the same place each year. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Here's what you can and cannot buy at RodeoHouston," 12 Mar. 2018 Peters' parents started the rafting outfitter along the Wolf River in 1972. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Whitewater rafting on the Wolf River is a wild thrill," 14 June 2018 In the 1970s, Clark’s trips cost $300 for a ten-day journey, while other outfitters were charging guests three times that price. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "The Rabblerousing Queen of Grand Canyon Rafting," 24 May 2018

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of outfitter

: 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

: a person or business that sells men's clothing

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