muleteer

[myoo-luh-teer]

Origin of muleteer

1530–40; < Middle French muletier, equivalent to mulet (see mule1, -et) + -ier -ier2; see -eer
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Historical Examples of muleteer

  • And he slept in the temple, in the portico thereof, as sound as a muleteer.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • He becomes a muleteer and accomplishes the success of which we have spoken.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Khalid proceeds with his allegory of the Muleteer and the Pack-Mule.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Garcia will have a suit of muleteer's clothes for you, and you can change at once.

  • I travelled with a muleteer, who did all the talking that was necessary.


British Dictionary definitions for muleteer

muleteer

noun
  1. a person who drives mules
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Word Origin and History for muleteer
n.

"mule driver," 1530s, from Middle French muletier, from mulet "mule," a diminutive formation replacing Old French mul as the word for "mule" in French (see mule (n.1)).

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