muleteer

[ myoo-luh-teer ]
/ ˌmyu ləˈtɪər /
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noun

a driver of mules.

Nearby words

  1. mule-fat,
  2. muleheaded,
  3. mules,
  4. mules operation,
  5. muleta,
  6. muley,
  7. muley saw,
  8. mulga,
  9. mulhacén,
  10. mulhouse

Origin of muleteer

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

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British Dictionary definitions for muleteer

muleteer

/ (ˌmjuːlɪˈtɪə) /

noun

a person who drives mules
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Word Origin and History for muleteer

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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