Pronunciation: (vit'l-ur), [key]
1. a person who furnishes victuals, esp. a sutler.
2. a supply ship.
3. Also called licensed victualer. Brit.the keeper of an inn or tavern, esp. one licensed to sell liquor. Also, esp. Brit.,vict'ual•ler.
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