Traffic taker
Traffic Traf"fic, n. [Cf. F. trafic, It. traffico, Sp. tr['a]fico, tr['a]fago, Pg. tr['a]fego, LL. traficum, trafica. See {Traffic}, v.] 1. Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade. [1913 Webster]

A merchant of great traffic through the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The traffic in honors, places, and pardons. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word, like trade, comprehends every species of dealing in the exchange or passing of goods or merchandise from hand to hand for an equivalent, unless the business of relating may be excepted. It signifies appropriately foreign trade, but is not limited to that. [1913 Webster]

2. Commodities of the market. [R.] [1913 Webster]

You 'll see a draggled damsel From Billingsgate her fishy traffic bear. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

3. The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried. [1913 Webster]

{Traffic return}, a periodical statement of the receipts for goods and passengers, as on a railway line.

{Traffic taker}, a computer of the returns of traffic on a railway, steamboat line, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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