tranter

noun

trant·​er
-tə(r)
plural -s
dialectal, England
: one that does odd jobs of transporting or peddling usually with a horse and cart

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tranter. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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