Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that forwards, especially an agent that facilitates and assures the passage of received goods to their destination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. superlative form of forward.
  • n. One who, or that which, forwards something to another destination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who forwards or promotes; a promoter.
  • n. One who sends forward anything
  • n. One employed in forwarding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who forwards or sends forward; specifically, in the United States, one who ships or sends forward goods for others to their destination by the instrumentality of third persons; a forwarding merchant.
  • n. One who forwards, promotes, advances, or furthers.
  • n. In bookbinding, a workman who, after receiving the sewed book, puts on its back and covers, trims its edges, and fits it for the finisher.

Etymologies

From forward +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

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