Definition of Commercial traveller

1. Noun. A salesman who travels to call on customers.

Definition of Commercial traveller

1. Noun. (British dated) Travelling salesman. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commercial Traveller

commercial credit company
commercial document
commercial enterprise
commercial finance company
commercial forest land
commercial instrument
commercial invoice
commercial law
commercial letter of credit
commercial loan
commercial message
commercial off-the-shelf
commercial paper
commercial traveler
commercial traveller (current term)
commercial travellers
commercial treaty

Literary usage of Commercial traveller

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1. Germany's Commercial Grip on the World: Her Business Methods Explained by Henri Hauser (1918)
"Psychology of the German commercial traveller In the first instance, he is more "numerous" than his rivals from foreign houses, which have not half, ..."

2. Heads of the People: Or, Portraits of the English by Joseph Kenny Meadows (1878)
"BY A "KNIGHT OF THE ROAD " OF all travellers living, your commercial traveller is he, who is ever designedly " at home," and never, even accidentally, ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
"William W., commercial traveller.. 939 MacKenzie, Cameron, secretary and treasurer Macmillan Co.'s "check lists" 854 of the McClure companies 1378 — move ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1865)
"... “ Bagman “ in said to be “ a commercial traveller; “ but no explanation is given as to the origin or derivation of the word. I venture to suggest that ..."

5. The Profession of Bookselling: A Handbook of Practical Hints for the by Adolf ( Growoll (1913)
"DEAN TRENCH has said that nothing is harder than a definition ; and to define absolutely who is and who is not a commercial traveller might involve the one ..."

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