- a person who furnishes victuals, especially a sutler.
- a supply ship.
- Also called licensed victualer. British. the keeper of an inn or tavern, especially one licensed to sell liquor.
Also especially British, vict·ual·ler.
Origin of victualer
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Examples from the Web for victualler
A victualler who follows the camp to sell provisions to the troops.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Here Dr. Gauden and Mr. Gauden the victualler dined with us.
Up and all the morning about the Victualler's business, passing his account.
Up; and all the morning we met at the office about the Victualler's contract.
Then to the Office again, all the afternoon: we met about the Victualler's new contract.
- a supplier of victuals, as to an army; sutler
- British a licensed purveyor of spirits; innkeeper
- a supply ship, esp one carrying foodstuffs