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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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 Rivas said her transporter attempted to use her to extort money from her parents and family, refusing to deliver her to family in Wisconsin, without more payment. Nicole Aimone, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Anselmo Villarreal says he won't step down from Southwest Keys board: 'We need to be united'," 29 June 2018 Michael Densmore, owner of GreenTransport Services in Gratiot County, wanted a license to be a secure transporter of medical marijuana to other cannabis businesses. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Medical marijuana licensing gets off to rocky start: 1st 2 applicants temporarily rejected," 22 Mar. 2018 Earlier this month, the company tweeted that its transporter erector launcher was en route to Kodiak. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Small sat market surging, Proton dying, Falcon Heavy certified," 29 June 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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