trans·​port·​er tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tər How to pronounce transporter (audio)
: one that transports
especially : a vehicle for transporting large or heavy loads

Examples of transporter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While inadequate bed space is a factor, the lack of staff at every level is even more significant: nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, pharmacists, skilled technicians (lab, imaging, respiratory), housekeepers, transporters, security, unit clerks, dietary and many others. Dan Morhaim, Baltimore Sun, 12 Feb. 2024 Ibogaine, in particular, might affect the same serotonin transporter that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) target to treat depression. Ella Weaver, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 During 2023 inspections of the company’s Texas and California facilities, the agency’s records indicated that DOT investigators found that the company failed to register as a transporter of hazardous material. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 1 Feb. 2024 Ibogaine is also thought to act on the protein SERT, the serotonin transporter, which is the target of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, commonly used to treat depression. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 5 Jan. 2024 In the last few weeks, photographers have caught glimpses of New Glenn's payload fairing traveling on a transporter down a road near Cape Canaveral. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 12 Dec. 2023 Beyond that, whole systems of infrastructure—transporters, warehousers, liquidators, recyclers, resellers—work to shuffle and reshuffle the hundreds of millions of products a year that consumers have tried and found wanting. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 11 Dec. 2023 EVs were initially blamed for causing a major fire in July on the car transporter Fremantle Highway, although those rumors proved to be fale. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Dec. 2023 The Starship upper stage, in the end, will evolve into multiple designs, creating a fleet of landers, reusable space transporters, refueling tankers, and propellant depots. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transporter was in 1535

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“Transporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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