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.
Recent Examples on the Web Commissioner Brad Horrocks’ sons also received a total of $77,000 for their RV, farm, energy and hunting outfitter businesses. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Oct. 2021 The Trump administration’s move drew the condemnation of Native American groups and some corporations, like outdoor outfitter Patagonia. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Sep. 2021 KaBeeLo is a summertime-only fly-out fishing outfitter, and some of its locations are only accessible via floatplane. Maya Miller, Star Tribune, 19 July 2021 Participants must be age 7 or older, but the outfitter also offers a kids tour for ages 3 and up that includes three zip lines and two adventure bridges. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2021 Each safari outfitter also displays a deep connection to the national world and conservation efforts. Scott Bay, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 Far Flung Outdoor Center is one outfitter that organizes daytime and overnight canoe trips in Santa Elena Canyon, as well as multiday trips through Mariscal, Boquillas and the Lower canyons. Joe Yogerst, CNN, 16 June 2021 The Dominican government grants permits to just three commercial operators in Silver Bank yearly, including Conlin's outfitter, Aquatic Adventures, occasionally making an additional mooring available for private yachts. Darrell Hartman, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Aug. 2021 Expect to pay a reputable outfitter $75 to $150 per day for an unguided day hunt on private land, possibly more or less depending on the area of the state, date and services rendered. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 21 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of outfitter

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outfitter was in 1829

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17 Oct 2021

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“Outfitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfitter. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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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