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Definition of "victualer" []

  • A supplier of victuals; a sutler. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An innkeeper. (noun)
  • Nautical A supply ship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "victualer" in a sentence
  • "Old Etonian (OE), a sublime host, had undertaken to fulfill the role of victualer."
  • "As surely as the wolf retires before cities does the fairy sequester herself from the haunts of the licensed victualer."
  • "His large amount of ready money -- a commodity especially scarce in those days -- soon enabled him to carry on very large commercial operations; and amongst other sources of wealth he probably derived considerable profit from his office of victualer of the navy."