plural -s
dialectal, England
: one that does odd jobs of transporting or peddling usually with a horse and cart

Word History


alteration of earlier trauenter, traunter, from Medieval Latin travetarius, perhaps from Latin transvectus (past participle of transvehere to carry across, transport, from trans- + vehere to carry) + -arius -ary

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“Tranter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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