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booking clerk

noun
1.
a person who sells tickets, as for a train or plane.
2.
a person who arranges and lists passage for persons, baggage, and goods.
Origin of booking clerk
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • Finding that nobody took any interest in his movements, he approached the booking clerk and ordered his ticket in a whisper.

    Love and the Ironmonger

    F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
  • At the station he puzzled the booking clerk by presenting himself at the window and demanding a first single to Liverpool Street.

    Jacob's Ladder

    E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Stitt led in a young man whom everybody recognized as the booking clerk from the station four miles away.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • Learn then, my Joan, that a French booking clerk is a skeptic who can be convinced only by the sight of money.

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