traveler's check


Definition of traveler's check

: a draft purchased from a bank or express company and signed by the purchaser at the time of purchase and again at the time of cashing as a precaution against forgery

Examples of traveler's check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bill Koch said that years later, their father discovered that $700 in traveler's checks were missing and believed that Frederick, who was visiting his parents at the time, had stolen them. New York Times, 13 Feb. 2020 Fidel Castro bought a bracelet for his sister (with traveler's checks), and Andy Warhol amassed a collection, including a bracelet of emeralds, rock crystal, and diamonds from the 1940s. Jill Gerston, ELLE Decor, 19 June 2012

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First Known Use of traveler's check

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Traveler's check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of traveler's check

: a check that is paid for in advance and that may be exchanged for or used like cash

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