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also vict·ual·ler  (vĭt′l-ər)
1. A supplier of victuals; a sutler.
2. Chiefly British An innkeeper.
3. Nautical A supply ship.


1. a provider of food or provisions
2. Brit an innkeeper


(ˈvɪt l ər)

1. a person who furnishes victuals.
2. a supply ship.
3. Brit. an innkeeper.
Also, esp. Brit.,vict′ual•ler.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.victualer - an innkeeper (especially British)victualer - an innkeeper (especially British)  
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
innkeeper, boniface, host - the owner or manager of an inn
2.victualer - a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
provider, supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
References in periodicals archive ?
OF escope, essope, choppe, AF shope & ML shopa, sopa, scupa, choppa] 'a room or building used as a place of business by a victualer, craftsman, etc.
In February of T776, David Franks secured a contract with the Continental Congress to be the prime victualer to British prisoners of war.
Several vendor common victualer licenses were approved for the Sterling Fair.
Agnes Ward late servant to Robert Holden Taylor and Victualer dwelling at the Spittle gate in Bishopsgate street neare the barres being examined saieth that
But if Perkyn's energy is not much different from that of Nicholas and Absalom, his expression of it has a different significance because it runs directly counter to the social and commercial codes of conduct for this urban setting, standards represented by the constraints imposed in the shop of the Master Victualer.
The three-member board, for example, approved common victualer, or food only, licenses that will allow two new restaurants to open up.
To have a restaurant pouring license, a business also has to have a common victualer license, which is the manager's responsibility.
Common victualer licenses, Class II auto license renewals, and an automatic music license were also approved before the board took on the third reading of the town's criminal offender record information policy.
Selectmen last night approved a liquor license and a common victualer permit for Owen O'Leary's Restaurant and Brew Pub, which hopes to open for business by March 1.