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 Lora Hooper, a professor of immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, is looking at a particular fat transporter that is regulated by the microbiome and the body’s circadian clock. Sarah Toy, WSJ, "Modern Life Is Messing With Our Microbiomes, but Science Is Fighting Back," 12 Mar. 2021 The process involves crews of 10 moving one dish per day using a huge transporter that lifts each 100-ton dish and moves it to a new location. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "After long shutdown, giant radio telescope array set to resume observations," 15 Mar. 2021 The auto transporter works with vetted carriers, offers many auto shipping services, and has competitive pricing. Better Homes & Gardens, "AmeriFreight: Reviews, Car Shipping Services, and Costs (2021)," 23 Feb. 2021 In addition to the craft grower licenses, the Pritzker administration has indefinitely delayed the issuance of infuser and transporter licenses, as well as licenses for 75 new recreational marijuana retail stores, which were due to be awarded May 1. Robert Mccoppin,, "Judge rules against marijuana craft grower applicants seeking immediate licenses," 28 Dec. 2020 It’s a patient transporter moving COVID patients around the hospital and clinics. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, "COVID-19 vaccine clears key hurdle in California and much of the West," 13 Dec. 2020 Around midday, the test execution team, transporter team members and stakeholders stood at a safe distance from the sled track and watched the crash take place. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "A Semi Truck Crashed Into a U.S. Nuclear Weapons Transporter," 19 Nov. 2020 One of the least flashy but most crucial parts of North Korea’s nuclear program are transporter erector launchers, or TELs. Jon Herskovitz,, "Kim Jong Un Set to Show Off Nuclear Advances in Message to Trump," 9 Oct. 2020 There was a lot of buildup to that point, Jim [Redmond, Sandia's senior manager over the nuclear deterrence program] said, with the years-long effort resulting in a transporter assembly test that was over in a matter of seconds. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "A Semi Truck Crashed Into a U.S. Nuclear Weapons Transporter," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of transporter

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transporter was in 1535

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29 Mar 2021

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“Transporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of transporter

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

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