Definitions for outfitter
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
out•fitˈaʊtˌfɪt(n.; v.)-fit•ted, -fit•ting.
(n.)an assemblage of gear for a particular task or role:
a cowboy's outfit.
a set of usu. harmonious garments and accessories worn together:
a new spring outfit.
a set of articles for any purpose:
a barbecue outfit.
a military unit.
a business firm engaged in a particular commercial enterprise:
a construction outfit.
any company, party, or set.
the act of equipping for any purpose.
(v.t.)to furnish with an outfit.
(v.i.)to furnish oneself with an outfit.
Origin of outfit:
someone who sells men's clothes
a shop that provides equipment for some specific purpose
"an outfitter provided everything needed for the safari"
One who outfits or equips.
a person or shop that sells men's clothes or other specialized clothes and equipment
Before his first walking holiday, he went to a specialist outfitter to buy some boots.
An outfitter is a shop or person that sells specialized clothes. More specifically, it is a company or individual who provides or deals in equipment and supplies for the pursuit of certain activities. The term is most closely associated with outdoor activities such as rafting, hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and trail riding using pack stations. In this context, outfitters include those that offer services for outdoor tourism including accommodations and guide services. Furthermore, many retail stores and chains that sell outdoor sports gear are sometimes branding or calling themselves "outfitters", such as: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, REI, and Mountain Equipment Co-op.
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