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- n. One who tramps.
- n. A recreational hiker.
- n. A mechanism which pounds material into a more compact form for further processing; found for example in cotton gins and trash processors.
- n. A ship, typically a bulk freighter, which does not travel on a fixed route; compare liner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who tramps; a stroller; a vagrant or vagabond; a tramp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device, in a cotton-baling press, for compacting cotton to the desired density for baling.
- n. One who tramps.
- n. An itinerant mechanic; a workman in search of employment.
- n. An idle vagrant; a homeless vagabond; a tramp; a gipsy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
- n. a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
The day that the English - or Scots or Welsh - tramper can cross the moors of his native Britain without fear of impediment from game-preserving landowners or their hirelings, that day will the Devil be finally foiled and the spirit of Wild Edric be liberated for ever from its dungeon beneath the Stiperstones.
Stowing away on a tramper bound for Leopoldville as was, he evaded the attentions of a colonial government ill disposed towards stray white missionaries, and attached himself to a remote community of friars dedicated to bringing the One True Faith to the two hundred-odd tribes of the Eastern Congo, an ambitious commitment at any time.
The rain still fell, and the ground beneath my feet was wet and miry; in short, it was a night in which even a tramper by profession would feel more comfortable in being housed than abroad.
“Every one of those wild fellows,” said I to myself, “is worth a dozen of the poor mean-spirited book-tramper I have lately been discoursing with.”
The tramper Synge is looking for you, he said, to murder you.
I will venture the assertion that the long-distance tramper - not even excepting Brother
Also try to avoid looking like a tramp, which is quite different from looking like a tramper.
These beds change their occupants, perhaps, every night; for a tramper seldom sleeps two consecutive nights in the same place.
Only think of the beautiful Lady Cassilis who eloped with a belted knight, being reduced to the level of a hedge-tramper, and interchanging caresses with a caird!
It suddenly dawned on me that in all of my boyhood experience as a hunter and tramper, I had never seen one edible beech nut in Connecticut.