trans·​port·​er | \ tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tər How to pronounce transporter (audio) , ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯr- \

Definition of transporter

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

Examples of transporter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jose Sanchez, a lead transporter, responsible for moving patients and supplies in and across the medical center, said his sister, who also works at Cedars-Sinai, now takes a bus to work rather than her usual drive because gas prices are too high. Somesh Jha, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 As any local transporter will tell you, it’s never only one. Peer Schouten, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2022 The Iskander-M is a 26-foot-long, three-foot-wide missile typically fired from a truck transporter/erector/launcher vehicle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 Apr. 2022 Last summer, the state awarded the first 40 craft grower licenses, along with infuser and transporter licenses. Robert Mccoppin,, 16 Mar. 2022 On Thursday night, the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) mega moon rocket and Orion crew capsule, mounted on top of a Crawler-transporter 2 (CT-2), will roll out to their launchpad at Kennedy Space Center for the very first time. Editors, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2022 Russian-speaking ransomware groups have also disrupted US critical infrastructure, most notably last year during the days-long shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, a major fuel transporter for the East Coast. Eva Mckend, CNN, 14 Mar. 2022 In ordinary plants, uptake of nutrients is the job of a root, where transporter proteins continually shuttle them from the soil into the plant. Stephanie Pain, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Mar. 2022 This will be the second high-speed gondola in Alaska, joining the destination’s transporter gondola that began operation in 2021. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 6 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transporter

1535, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Transporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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