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victualer

[vit-l-er]
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noun
  1. a person who furnishes victuals, especially a sutler.
  2. a supply ship.
  3. Also called licensed victualer. British. the keeper of an inn or tavern, especially one licensed to sell liquor.
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Also especially British, vict·ual·ler.

Origin of victualer

1350–1400; Middle English vitailler < Anglo-French; Middle French vitail(l)ier. See victual, -er2
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Examples from the Web for victualler

Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for victualler

victualler

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