Porter
Porter Por"ter, n. [F. porteur, fr. porter to carry, L. portare. See {Port} to carry.] 1. A carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage, etc.; for hire. [1913 Webster]

2. (Forging) A bar of iron or steel at the end of which a forging is made; esp., a long, large bar, to the end of which a heavy forging is attached, and by means of which the forging is lifted and handled in hammering and heating; -- called also {porter bar}. [1913 Webster]

3. A malt liquor, of a dark color and moderately bitter taste, possessing tonic and intoxicating qualities. [1913 Webster]

Note: Porter is said to be so called as having been first used chiefly by the London porters, and this application of the word is supposed to be not older than 1750. [1913 Webster]


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