See also: Traveller
From Middle English traveler, travelour, travailere, travailour (“worker", also "traveller”), equivalent to travel + -er. Compare Anglo-Norman travailur, travailour, Old French travailleor, travelleeur, travelier.
traveller (plural travellers)
- One who travels, especially to distant lands.
- (Britain) Someone who lives (particularly in the UK) in a caravan, bus or other vehicle rather than a fixed abode.
- (Ireland) Alternative form of
2010, R. Todd Felton, A Journey Into Ireland's Literary Revival, ISBN 1458785459, page 213:
- It provoked criticism for its portrayal of a woman who leaves her marriage for life with a solitary traveler. Irish women did not do those sorts of things, the audiences felt (although the plot came from a story told to Synge on Inis Meain).
- A list and record of instructions that follows a part in a manufacturing process.
- (nautical) A metal ring that moves freely on part of a ship’s rigging.
- (duplicate bridge) A sheet of paper that is circulated with the board of cards, on which players record their scores.
one who travels
Ireland: member of the nomadic ethnic minority — see Irish Traveller
list and record of instructions
nautical: metal ring