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  • n. A person who hitchhikes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person who travels by getting free rides from passing vehicles; one who hitchhikes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who travels by getting free rides from passing vehicles


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  • Polanski, who went on to direct "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby," dubbed the hitchhiker's high, light voice with his own.

    Global Visions

  • And then, as she whooshes by, she sees that the hitchhiker is a woman.

    Some Fun

  • As we drew closer, we could see that the hitchhiker was a young woman, maybe seventeen, eighteen years old.

    The Runaways

  • Buford's assailant was never apprehended, and he theorized that the hitchhiker was a "wanted man" who had panicked when he realized that he had crawled into a car with a lawman.

    The Twelfth Of August -The life story of Sheriff Buford Pusser

  • (link) The variant I'm familiar with (UK) the ghost is benevolent, and helps the driver get home safely (by keeping them awake, taking the wheel, what have you), and often the hitchhiker is the ghost of someone who died on a bad curve on that same road while driving home late at night some time earlier.

    seanan_mcguire: A question about hitch-hiking ghosts.

  • " Everyone wants to pin it on a person or country and I think that ' s nearly impossible, " he said, calling cholera a " hitchhiker " that is carried across borders in water, food, and by people.

    Haitians Lash Out at Peacekeepers

  • The question of whether its crew knew what kind of hitchhiker they'd taken aboard was still open.

    Perseus Spur

  • The hitchhiker was a student at NUST, and he wasn’t aware that the election date (29th March) had been set.

    Zimbabwe: Is Dr. Simba Makoni a puppet?

  • (Delahanty denied any wrongdoing after his arrest, first blaming the shooting on a "hitchhiker" they'd picked up and, later, on Wilson himself.)

    Phoenix New Times | Complete Issue

  • The truck was finally stopped, after much yelling and pounding on the fenders and the rear window of the cab by the other hitchhiker.

    The Captain's Hat


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  • As a word, the double H's really bother me. Take one out and it bothers me even more because the clarity is lost. Frustrating any way you look at it. However, Douglas Adams taught me to love hitchhiker despite its maddening spelling. What a great series of books.

    May 1, 2007