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por·ter1 / ˈpôrtər/ • n. 1. a person employed to carry luggage and other loads, esp. in a railroad station, airport, or hotel. ∎  a person employed to carry supplies on a mountaineering expedition. ∎  an attendant in a railroad sleeping car or parlor car. 2. dark brown bitter beer brewed from malt partly charred or browned by drying at a high temperature. por·ter2 • n. an employee in charge of the entrance of a hotel, apartment complex, or other large building.

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porter3 kind of dark-brown beer. XVIII. Earlier porter or porter's ale, presumably so named because drunk chiefly by porters and the like. Comp. porterhouse (U.S.) house where porter and other malt liquors are sold; transf. of steaks, etc. supplied there. XIX.

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porter2 bearer. XIV. — OF. port(e)our (mod. porteur) :— medL. portātor, -ōr-, f. portāre carry; see PORT3, -ER1, -OR1.

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porter1 door-keeper. XIII. — AN. porter, (O)F. portier — late L. portārius, f. porta PORT2; see -ER2.

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porter: see beer.

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porter See beer.

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