circuit rider

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  1. (formerly) a minister who rode horseback from place to place to preach and perform religious ceremonies.

  2. someone, as a public official or a nurse, who travels throughout a given territory to provide services.

Origin of circuit rider

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for circuit rider

circuit rider

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

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