Definitions

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

  • n. A person who drives or rides a camel.

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  • n. Camel driver or rider, one who travels by camel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A camel-driver.

Etymologies

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From camel +‎ -eer

Examples

  • Next day the villagers brought a camel and said to the cameleer, “Set this sick man on thy beast and carry him to Baghdad and put him down at the Spital door; so haply he may be medicined and be healed and thou shalt have thy hire.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Fetch me the cameleer who carried the goods,” said the merchant; so he fetched him and the merchant said to him, “Whither didst thou carry the bales of goods from the ship?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So the man fetched him a camel, and the thief took four bales157 of stuffs and gave them to the cameleer, who loaded them on his beast.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The cameleer urged on his beasts with them, what while I found

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he asked the watchman what had happened and he told him what has passed in the night and what had been said to the cameleer, whereupon the merchant bade him fetch the man and asked him, “Whither didst thou carry the stuffs this morning?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The thief had laid his cloak over them; so the merchant took the cloak as well as the bales and delivered them to the camel-driver, who laid them on his camel; after which he locked the magazine and went away with the cameleer.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And an approaching object that made me think of a hundred movies in which something comes across the wavy plain, a horseman with scabbarded rifle or a lone cameleer hunched in muslin on his dumbheaded beast.

    Underworld

  • The cry of the donkey-boy, and the cry of the cameleer, and the cry of the muezzin from the mosque.

    The Wind Bloweth

  • Then they rode to the cattle bazar, where behold, a cameleer [FN#40] alighted from his she mule and kissing the

    Arabian nights. English

  • City, at the time when he was sick, till they made Damascus and he had been thrown into the hospital; how also the Jerusalem folk had paid the cameleer money to transport the stranger to

    Arabian nights. English

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  • Humpy equivalent of cavalier.

    September 12, 2008