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Definition of Porter


  1. A man who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper; one who waits at the door to receive messages.
  2. A carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage, etc.; for hire.
  3. A bar of iron or steel at the end of which a forging is made; esp., a long, large bar, to the end of which a heavy forging is attached, and by means of which the forging is lifted and handled in hammering and heating; -- called also porter bar.
  4. A malt liquor, of a dark color and moderately bitter taste, possessing tonic and intoxicating qualities.
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Porter Translations

porter in Afrikaans is kruier
porter in Danish is drager, portier
porter in French is porteur
porter in Italian is portiere, facchino
porter in Latin is baiulus, ianitor
porter in Portuguese is carregador, porteiro
porter in Spanish is bagajero, mozo, portero