from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The work of a colporteur.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the distribution or selling of publications via carriers, particularly devotional literature
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The distribution of religious books, tracts, etc., by colporteurs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The work carried on by colporteurs; the distribution by gift or sale of Bibles and other religious literature.
1840s, from French colportage, from colporteur (1723). (Wiktionary)