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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transporter, car transporternoun

    a long truck for carrying motor vehicles

  2. transporternoun

    a crane for moving material with dispatch as in loading and unloading ships

  3. conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyer, conveyor, transporternoun

    a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)


  1. transporternoun

    One who, or that which transports.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Transporternoun

    One that transports.

    Etymology: from transport.

    The pilchard merchant may reap a speedy benefit by dispatching, saving, and selling to the transporters. Carew.


  1. transporter

    A transporter refers to several things: 1) Vehicles: It can denote a vehicle or device designed to move or transport goods, materials, or individuals from one location to another. This could include trucks, ships, planes, or other means of transportation. 2) Proteins: In Biology, a transporter is a specific protein that moves ions, small molecules, or macromolecules, such as another protein or groups of proteins, across a biological membrane. 3) In the Film Industry: It is the title of a series of action films featuring a character who is a professional courier driver for criminals. 4) In Science Fiction: In popular sci-fi series like Star Trek, a transporter refers to a fictional teleportation machine or device. The context usually makes it clear which meaning is intended.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transporternoun

    one who transports


  1. Transporter

    A transporter is a fictional teleportation machine used in the Star Trek universe. Transporters convert a person or object into an energy pattern, then "beam" it to a target, where it is reconverted into matter. The term transporter accident is a catch-all term for when a person or object does not rematerialize correctly. According to The Making of Star Trek, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's original plan did not include transporters, instead calling for characters to land the starship itself. However, this would have required unfeasible and unaffordable sets and model filming, as well as episode running time spent while landing, taking off, etc. The shuttlecraft was the next idea, but when filming began, the full-sized shooting model was not ready. Transporters were devised as a less expensive alternative, achieved by a simple fade-out/fade-in of the subject. Transporters first appear in the original pilot episode "The Cage". The transporter special effect, before being done using computer animation, was created by turning a slow-motion camera upside down and photographing some backlit shiny grains of aluminium powder that were dropped between the camera and a black background.

Editors Contribution

  1. transporter

    A business or company that transports.

    The transporter company did move the goods very efficiently and easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transporter in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transporter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of transporter in a Sentence

  1. David Schmerler:

    They only have a finite number of these transporter erector launchers (TELs), there is no evidence that they can manufacture them, and they don't want to burn through their trucks (during missile tests).

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