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por•ter



Pronunciation: (pôr'tur, pōr'-), [key]
n.
1. a person hired to carry burdens or baggage, as at a railroad station or a hotel.
2. a person who does cleaning and maintenance work in a building, factory, store, etc.
3. an attendant in a railroad parlor car or sleeping car.

por•ter



Pronunciation: (pôr'tur, pōr'-), [key]
n.
1. a person who has charge of a door or gate; doorkeeper.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.ostiary (def. 1).

por•ter



Pronunciation: (pôr'tur, pōr'-), [key]
n.
a heavy, dark-brown ale made with malt browned by drying at a high temperature.

Por•ter



Pronunciation: (pôr'tur, pōr'-), [key]
n.
1. Cole, 1893–1964, U.S. composer.
2. David, 1780–1843, U.S. naval officer.
3. his son,David Dix•on Pronunciation: (dik'sun), [key] 1813–91, Union naval officer in the Civil War.
4. Gene (Gene Stratton Porter), 1868–1924, U.S. novelist.
5. Sir George, born 1920, British chemist: Nobel prize 1967.
6. Katherine Anne, 1890–1980, U.S. writer.
7. Noah, 1811–92, U.S. educator, writer, and lexicographer.
8. Rodney Robert, 1917–85, British biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1972.
9. William Sydney (“O. Henry”), 1862–1910, U.S. short-story writer.
10. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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