commercial traveler


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commercial traveler

n.
A traveling sales representative.

commer′cial trav′eler


n.
a traveling sales representative.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commercial traveler - a salesman who travels to call on customerscommercial traveler - a salesman who travels to call on customers
salesman - a man salesperson
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
tallyman - one who sells goods on the installment plan
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It is a degrading confession to make; but I remember wishing I was not so highly connected, and absolutely thinking that the life of a commercial traveler would have suited me exactly, if I had not been a poor g entleman.
Sitting in the corner of a third-class railway carriage, on the afternoon of the following day, Ralph made several inquiries of a commercial traveler in the opposite corner.
He lay back in his corner and forgot the commercial traveler altogether.
Only about five marks ($1.25) for the whole day; many an official makes more!" And I call to mind a picture of a commercial traveler who is about to unroll his samples:
"I was a sort of commercial traveler myself once,--years ago,--and I like to see the thing well done.
We found accommodation (such as it was) in a river-side inn, used by ship-captains and commercial travelers. I took it on myself to provide the best medical assistance, Lady Janet's insane prejudices against doctors impelling her to leave this important part of the arrangements entirely in my hands.
Contrary to what one would have expected, all this radicalism did not hurt the hotel business; the radicals flocked to it, and the commercial travelers all found it diverting.
In "Staircase" (Signah:Noise), for example, the speaker opens with this sentence: "On the stairs, I think of Hebrew / slaves trudging up the ziggurat / carrying reports instead of stones." A dozen years later, in a poem called "The Bourgeois Life" (Commercial Traveler), the speaker is reading The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto: 1941-1944 (1987), a day-by-day record of life in the second-largest Jewish ghetto in Nazi Europe--reduced from 163,177 people in 1941 to 877 by 1944.
A careful analysis of the agreements shows how lopsided they are in favoring Traffic.com at the expense of both the rest of the commercial traveler information community as well as the local public-sector agency partner in each of the program's cities.
The commercial segment is witnessing strong growth due to hike in commercial travelers. The military segment is banking on the rise in the budget allocations for the defense sector.
The successful Series B raise will allow Boom Supersonic to continue prototype construction and testing so that it can fulfill its mission to deliver affordable, high speed transportation to commercial travelers.
Whether for business or for pleasure, "Japan by Rail" is a 'must' for any and all American tourists, exchange students, and commercial travelers.

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