Definition of traveling salesman in English:

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traveling salesman

Pronunciation: /ˈtrav(ə)liNG ˈsālzmən/


A representative of a company who visits stores and other businesses to show samples and gain orders.
Example sentences
  • Later, merchants centered in Nuremberg gained control over these traveling salesmen and forced village artisans to adopt uniform designs and to specialize.
  • Late in the fall of 1879 a traveling salesman visited the Alfred Shaker village, taking advance subscriptions for a history of York County, Maine.
  • Similar, if somewhat warmer, hospitality is offered to particular travelling salesmen who visit the community regularly.

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Syllabification: trav·el·ing sales·man

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