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tranter

[tran-ter]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. a peddler, hawker, or carrier using a horse and cart.
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Origin of tranter

1350–1400; alteration of late Middle English traventer < Medieval Latin travetārius, perhaps for Latin trānsvect(us), past participle of trānsvehere to carry across + -ārius -ary
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  • Back and back gave Tranter, ever seeking time for a last cut.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Tranter's great sword was indeed a mighty vantage in his favor.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Tranter well knew his advantage and lost no time in putting it to use.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Tranter, cunning and wary from years of fighting, knew that his chance had come.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Tranter inquired, gazing with amazement round the festooned room.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming