Definition of Canvasser

1. Noun. A petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes.

Exact synonyms: Solicitor
Specialized synonyms: Fundraiser
Generic synonyms: Petitioner, Requester, Suppliant, Supplicant
Derivative terms: Canvas, Solicit

2. Noun. Someone who examines votes at an election.
Exact synonyms: Scrutineer
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Generic synonyms: Examiner, Inspector
Derivative terms: Scrutiny, Scrutiny

3. Noun. Someone who conducts surveys of public opinion. "A headcounter counts heads"
Exact synonyms: Headcounter, Poll Taker, Pollster
Generic synonyms: Asker, Enquirer, Inquirer, Querier, Questioner
Derivative terms: Canvas, Canvass, Poll

4. Noun. A person who takes or counts votes.
Generic synonyms: Teller, Vote Counter

Definition of Canvasser

1. n. One who canvasses.

Definition of Canvasser

1. Noun. someone who goes through a region soliciting votes in an election, or conducting a public opinion poll ¹

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Definition of Canvasser

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canvasser

canvasback duck
canyon live oak
canyon oak
canyon treefrog

Literary usage of Canvasser

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thomas Nast: His Period and His Pictures by Albert Bigelow Paine (1904)
"... THE GREAT canvasser JB (rtta/Htli «((/)-" Civil Service Reform! I Just low HI In tact, Tin a regular masher on that subject." SENATORS HOAR AND HAWLEY ..."

2. General Index of the Laws of the State of New York: Prepared and Published New York (State) by New York (State) (1859)
"Duty of, as State canvasser ' 267 1822. do under act concerning the foreclosure of 1823. Duty of, in relation to Bank of Hudson " 200 mortgages to the State ..."

3. Forty Years an Advertising Agent, 1865-1905 by George Presbury Rowell (1906)
"to New York and was for a long time a canvasser for the American Agriculturist, which, under the management of Orange ..."

4. Choice Readings for Public and Private Entertainments: And for the Use of edited by Robert McLean Cumnock (1898)
"... THE BOOK canvasser. He came into my office with a portfolio under his arm. Placing it upon the table, removing a ruined hat, and wiping his nose upon a ..."

5. Marketing methods by Ralph Starr Butler (1917)
"canvasser.—A second descendant of the itinerant merchant is the canvasser who solicits orders from, house to house, but'who does not carry his stock with ..."

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