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 Saltchuk works with air and ground transporters to get goods to rural parts of the state. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Stop hoarding: Anchorage mayor, shipping companies assure Alaskans the supply chain is intact," 22 Mar. 2020 Energy Transfer and Williams have been sparring over a $1.5 billion breakup fee since June 2016, when a combination that would have created the nation’s largest natural gas transporter fell through in one of the industry’s most notorious failures. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Energy Transfer accuses rival CEO of undermining massive pipeline deal in 2016," 21 Feb. 2020 Other licenses that have been awarded include 13 licenses to grow up to 2,000 plants each; five for processors; three for secure transporters; one for a testing facility and two for marijuana event organizers. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit marijuana customers still waiting for nearby dispensaries," 3 Jan. 2020 Less than 12 hours before the JTG fire, the transporter bringing Kaulig Racing’s cars to Kansas for Saturday’s Xfinity race went off a road in North Carolina. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pair of NASCAR teams scrambling amid hauler issues at Kansas," 18 Oct. 2019 Monetising its existing railway tracks this way is also a first for the national transporter. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "India flags off its first privately-run train with airline-like facilities," 4 Oct. 2019 The experienced transporter who assisted in moving Ruth and Brittany will assist with the move of Belle. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo will welcome a new elephant in fall to the Adventure Africa Exhibit," 29 Aug. 2019 Its aim was to understand refractive errors in vision that cause blurring and spectacle usage among truckers and transporters. Prachi Salve, Quartz India, "“Sleepless for days”: Indian truckers are overworked, underpaid, and have no healthcare," 12 Feb. 2020 Applications for craft growers, infusers and transporters will be available through the Illinois Department of Agriculture beginning Jan. 7 through March 15. Robert Mccoppin,, "Illinois to start taking applications Tuesday for new marijuana stores. Winners will be announced by May.," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of transporter

1535, in the meaning defined above

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28 Mar 2020

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“Transporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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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