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

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Ahead of #HurricaneDorian, @NASAGroundSys crawler-transporter moved to Launch Pad 39B in the event a call is made to move the Mobile Launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. CBS News, "Dorian expected to be "extremely dangerous" as it heads for U.S. — live updates," 31 Aug. 2019 Ahead of #HurricaneDorian, @NASAGroundSys crawler-transporter moved to Launch Pad 39B in the event a call is made to move the Mobile Launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "NASA's Kennedy Space Center readies itself for Hurricane Dorian," 29 Aug. 2019 Two of the signatories in that ad were Ed Rasmuson, a retired banker and Rasmuson Foundation chairman, and Jim Jansen, chairman of freight transporter Lynden Inc. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Too much too quick’: Some Alaska business groups say they worry what Dunleavy vetoes will mean for state economy," 23 July 2019 To deal with the gasoline shortages, some food transporters have been switching to trucks powered by diesel, which has been better supplied. Anatoly Kurmanaev, New York Times, "A Fuel Shortage Is Crippling Agriculture in Venezuela," 6 July 2019 The first notification included 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, as well as Hercules armored vehicles and heavy equipment transporters. Chris Horton,, "Taiwan set to receive $2 billion in US arms, drawing ire from China," 9 July 2019 One thousand feet from the explosion, Paul (Dutch) Badgley, 63, a veteran of 45 years in mines, was blown from the small yellow transporter, an electric locomotive for the cars which remove slag., "Today: The Asterisk on ‘ICE Out of the Jails’," 25 June 2019 Alaka'i claims that its hovering transporter has about 400 miles of range (or four hours of run time) with a carrying capacity of 1,000 pounds. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "No longer fiction: Flying car startups aim to begin test flights as early as next year," 19 June 2019 Derailments are rare, and railroad techs and transporters do an impressive job of almost always avoiding them. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "Why We Need Better Oil-Carrying Train Cars Now," 20 Feb. 2015

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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, chiefly British : a vehicle for carrying large and heavy loads

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