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(Trav"el*er) n. [Written also traveler.]
1. One who travels; one who has traveled much.
2. A commercial agent who travels for the purpose of receiving orders for merchants, making collections,
3. (Mach.) A traveling crane. See under Crane.
4. (Spinning) The metal loop which travels around the ring surrounding the bobbin, in a ring spinner.
5. (Naut.) An iron encircling a rope, bar, spar, or the like, and sliding thereon.
Traveler's joy (Bot.), the Clematis vitalba, a climbing plant with white flowers. Traveler's tree.
(Bot.) See Ravenala.
(Trav"el-taint`ed) a. Harassed; fatigued with travel. [Obs.] Shak.
(Trav"ers) adv. [F. travers, breadth, extent from side, à travers, en travers, de travers, across,
athwart. See Traverse, a.] Across; athwart. [Obs.]
The earl . . . caused . . . high trees to be hewn down, and laid travers one over another.Ld. Berners.
1. Capable of being traversed, or passed over; as, a traversable region.
2. Deniable; specifically (Law), liable to legal objection; as, a traversable presentment. Sir M. Hale.
(Trav"erse) a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn or direct across. See
Transverse, and cf. Travers.] Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut
with traverse trenches.
Oak . . . being strong in all positions, may be better trusted in cross and traverse work.Sir H. Wotton.
The ridges of the fallow field traverse.Hayward. Traverse drill (Mach.), a machine tool for drilling slots, in which the work or tool has a lateral motion
back and forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle holder can be adjusted laterally.
(Trav"erse) adv. Athwart; across; crosswise.
(Trav"erse), n. [F. traverse. See Traverse, a.]
1. Anything that traverses, or crosses. Specifically:
(a) Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it
not been for unlucky traverses not under his control.
(b) A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.
Men drinken and the travers draw anon.Chaucer.
And the entrance of the king,F. Beaumont.
The first traverse was drawn.
(c) (Arch.) A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building. Gwilt.