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[kam-uh-leer] /ˌkæm əˈlɪər/
a camel driver.
a soldier mounted on a camel.
Origin of cameleer
First recorded in 1800-10; camel + -eer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The cry of the donkey-boy, and the cry of the cameleer, and the cry of the muezzin from the mosque.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • It is decidedly thrilling to hear the cameleer say, ich, ich, i—ch—ch!

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
  • This question afforded us an opportunity of giving our cameleer a sound rating.

  • The cameleer led the beast to where a party of tourists, obviously American, waited.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • M. Huc, fearing to lose himself amid these sands, stopped the cameleer.

  • Khalid takes shelter in one of the shops; a cameleer rates the boys and chases them away.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for cameleer


a camel-driver
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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