Definitions

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  • n. One who travels, especially to distant lands.
  • n. A modern-day gypsy, tinker, caravan dweller, etc.
  • n. A member of the nomadic ethnic minority.
  • n. A list and record of instructions that follows a part in a manufacturing process.
  • n. A metal ring that moves freely on part of a ship’s rigging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who changes location

Etymologies

travel +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now the traveller is at fault for going anywhere near New Jersey airspace?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Unexpected Flight Delay => Hotel Stay => Criminal Prosecution for Gun Possession

  • A traveller is flying from Atlanta GA to Bangor ME, and for some reason the pilot declares an emergency and needs to divert to Newark.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Unexpected Flight Delay => Hotel Stay => Criminal Prosecution for Gun Possession

  • The European traveller from the States, who is not a Croesus, speedily finds himself reduced to a chronic state of self-conscious sordidness by the hordes of cringing robbers who clutter his steps from dawn till dark, and deplete his pocket-book in a way that puts compound interest to the blush.

    THE DESCENT

  • After a foul-mouthed altercation over the route and the fare, our gallant English traveller is deposited on the side of an expressway.

    Ten of the best taxis in literature

  • Afterwards, a traveller from the future remarks that she's heard of the Beatles, having visited their memorial in Liverpool, but that she didn't realize that the Beatles also performed "classical music."

    Boing Boing

  • Luckily their fellow traveller is not new to this, and a brilliant shot with guns with silver bullets it seems that his tanned face may once have worn a mask ...

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Luckily their fellow traveller is not new to this, and a brilliant shot with guns with silver bullets .... it seems that his tanned face may once have worn a mask ...

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • If I were a novelist, I'd now tell you that Zeb was a traveller from the future sent back to avert the death of a Great Artist, but an unexpected solar storm disrupted temporal calibrations so that he arrived just moments too late.

    A small tale

  • As the port lecturer said, the difference between a tourist and a traveller is that the tourist goes places and expects them to be just like where they are from, whereas the traveller goes with the thought in mind that they will experience how things are in other places.

    April 9th, 2007

  • A time traveller from the late 19th century changes this, and Jherek Carnelian's relationship with this woman grow in ways he is not used to, or even sure he understands.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: An Alien Heat - Michael Moorcock

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  • Traveller was used by General Robert E. Lee thoughout most of the Civil War.

    Traveller (birth name "Jeff Davis") was born near the Blue Sulphur Springs, in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), raised by Andrew Johnston. An American Saddlebred, he was of the Gray Eagle stock, and, as a colt, took the first prize at the Lewisburg, Virginia, fairs in 1859 and 1860. As an adult gelding, he was a sturdy horse, 16 hands high and 1,100 pounds (500 kg), iron gray in color with black points, a long mane and flowing tail.
    _Wikipedia

    February 1, 2008