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Definition of "tramper" [tramp•er]

  • One who tramps. (noun)
  • A recreational hiker. (noun)
  • A mechanism which pounds material into a more compact form for further processing; found for example in cotton gins and trash processors. (noun)
  • A ship, typically a bulk freighter, which does not travel on a fixed route; compare liner. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tramper" in a sentence
  • "The day that the English - or Scots or Welsh - tramper can cross the moors of his native Britain without fear of impediment from game-preserving landowners or their hirelings, that day will the Devil be finally foiled and the spirit of Wild Edric be liberated for ever from its dungeon beneath the Stiperstones."
  • "Stowing away on a tramper bound for Leopoldville as was, he evaded the attentions of a colonial government ill disposed towards stray white missionaries, and attached himself to a remote community of friars dedicated to bringing the One True Faith to the two hundred-odd tribes of the Eastern Congo, an ambitious commitment at any time."
  • "The rain still fell, and the ground beneath my feet was wet and miry; in short, it was a night in which even a tramper by profession would feel more comfortable in being housed than abroad."