a male representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for a company's products or services.
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- travelers' diarrhea,
- traveling bag,
- traveling block,
- traveling salesman problem,
- traveling salesperson,
- traveling-wave tube,
Origin of traveling salesman
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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A traveling-salesman from Suva, thin and wiry, had been in dispute with a new civil officer.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie