a teamster.

Nearby words

  1. team player,
  2. team spirit,
  3. team up with,
  4. team-mate,
  5. team-teach,
  6. teammate,
  7. teamster,
  8. teamsters union,
  9. teamwork,
  10. teaneck

Origin of teamer

First recorded in 1835–45; team + -er1




a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest: a football team.
a number of persons associated in some joint action: a team of advisers.
two or more horses, oxen, or other animals harnessed together to draw a vehicle, plow, or the like.
one or more draft animals together with the harness and vehicle drawn.
a family of young animals, especially ducks or pigs.
Obsolete. offspring or progeny; lineage or stock.

verb (used with object)

to join together in a team.
Chiefly Northern U.S. Older Use. to convey or transport by means of a team; haul.

verb (used without object)

to drive a team.
to gather or join in a team, a band, or a cooperative effort (usually followed by up, together, etc.).


of, relating to, or performed by a team: a team sport; team effort.

Origin of team

before 900; Middle English teme (noun), Old English tēam child-bearing, brood, offspring, set of draft beasts; cognate with Dutch toom bridle, reins, German Zaum, Old Norse taumr

Related formsin·ter·team, adjectiveun·der·teamed, adjectiveun·teamed, adjective

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for teamer


noun (sometimes functioning as plural)

a group of people organized to work together
a group of players forming one of the sides in a sporting contest
two or more animals working together to pull a vehicle or agricultural implement
such animals and the vehiclethe coachman riding his team
dialect a flock, herd, or brood
obsolete ancestry


(when intr, often foll by up) to make or cause to make a teamhe teamed George with Robert
(tr) US and Canadian to drag or transport in or by a team
(intr) US and Canadian to drive a team

Word Origin for team

Old English team offspring; related to Old Frisian tām bridle, Old Norse taumr chain yoking animals together, Old High German zoum bridle

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Word Origin and History for teamer
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