traveling salesman

noun
Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of traveling salesman

: a traveling representative of a business concern who solicits orders usually in an assigned territory

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First Known Use of traveling salesman

1885

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TRAVELING SALESMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of traveling salesman for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to travel to different places in a particular area and to sell products or get orders from customers


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