circuit rider


noun

(formerly) a minister who rode horseback from place to place to preach and perform religious ceremonies.
someone, as a public official or a nurse, who travels throughout a given territory to provide services.

Nearby words

  1. circuit breaker,
  2. circuit court,
  3. circuit court of appeals,
  4. circuit edges,
  5. circuit judge,
  6. circuit training,
  7. circuit, electric,
  8. circuit, electrical,
  9. circuiter,
  10. circuitous

Origin of circuit rider

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for circuit rider

circuit rider

noun

US and Canadian (formerly) a minister of religion who preached from place to place along an established circuit
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