trans·​port·​er | \tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tər, ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯr-\

Definition of transporter 

: one that transports especially : a vehicle for transporting large or heavy loads

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Most scooters and transporters like segways are banned from certain public areas with a lot of foot traffic. Charlie Lapastora, Fox News, "ATV 'wheelchairs' allow people with mobility issues to go off-roading," 27 Sep. 2018 In a world where personal transportation will increasingly be defined by the need for nimble city cars that can whizz populations across ever denser urban landscapes, this big lumbering transporter seems out of place. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Volvo’s 360c concept has softened my cynicism about autonomous cars," 6 Sep. 2018 This means that manufacturers, retailers, and transporters must assess the risks in their facilities from animal contamination and poor worker hygiene-and build in steps to prevent such problems from happening in the first place. Samantha Cassetty, Good Housekeeping, "NEW FOOD SAFETY LEGISLATION AND HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IT," 11 Mar. 2010 But, generally, the franchise doesn't suddenly do a 180 and turn transporters into time travel devices or make replicators capable of churning out sentient goblin armies. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "Star Trek Discovery: “I’ve made a lot of bad emotional choices”," 7 Feb. 2018 Of that, $855 million went to about 17,100 downwinders; $587 million to 5,900 uranium miners; $201 million to 2,800 onsite participants; $154 million to 1,500 uranium millers; and $31 million to 300 ore transporters. Dan Popkey, idahostatesman, "'I promised ... that I wouldn't give up.' Documentary shows downwinders' plight," 9 Aug. 2013 The transporter and mobile launcher have rolled out together before, back in 2011, reports Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Chinese tourism, launch by centrifuge, SLS the “right” rocket," 22 June 2018 Though the flame has averted major disasters this year, its robot transporter almost tipped over. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "Your Burning Questions About the Olympic Torch, Answered," 9 Feb. 2018 Business licenses available include: growers, processors, dispensaries, testing facilities and transporters. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "How Michigan's marijuana proposal differs from Colorado law," 12 July 2018

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1535, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of transporter

: something that is used to move or transport people or things; especially : a vehicle for carrying large and heavy loads

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