1 a person employed to carry luggage, parcels, supplies, etc., esp. at a railway station or hotel
2 (in hospitals) a person employed to move patients from place to place
3 (U.S. and Canadian) a railway employee who waits on passengers, esp. in a sleeper
4 (E African) a manual labourer
(C14: from Old French portour, from Late Latin portator, from Latin portare to carry)
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