[ vit-l-er ]
/ ˈvɪt l ər /


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.

Words nearby victualer

Also especially British, vict·ual·ler.

Origin of victualer

1350–1400; Middle English vitailler < Anglo-French; Middle French vitail(l)ier. See victual, -er2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for victualler

/ (ˈvɪtələ, ˈvɪtlə) /


a supplier of victuals, as to an army; sutler
British a licensed purveyor of spirits; innkeeper
a supply ship, esp one carrying foodstuffs
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