traveling salesperson


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traveling salesperson

n.
A person who travels in a given territory to solicit business orders or sell merchandise.
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The traveling salesperson today is more likely the email you just passed, the text that you glanced at or the ad you sat through on your game.
The advice I was given when I first came to Turkey struck me as funny because I thought that whenever you saw a crowd it was probably because a traveling salesperson was giving a spiel to sell his products.
It is important to note that the statute specifies that the traveling salesperson designation applies only to those who solicit orders from businesses that use the purchased goods for either resale or in the business.
A traveling salesperson who covers the state of Wyoming each week would be represented identically as his or her next-door neighbor who is housebound, although spatial precision differs considerably between the 2 persons.
Its origins can be traced to the merolico and the traveling salesperson, the street musician and the pesero or metro announcer.