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sporter

[ spawr-ter, spohr- ]
/ ˈspɔr tər, ˈspoʊr- /
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noun

a person or thing that sports, as a participant in a sport.
an animal or piece of equipment for use in a sport, as a hunting dog or rifle.

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Origin of sporter

First recorded in 1530–40; sport + -er1
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