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noun porter pronunciation in American English /ˈpɔrtər/
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  1. 1
    [countable] someone in a station, airport, or hotel whose job is helping people with their suitcases and showing them where to go
    1. a.
      American old-fashioned someone on a train whose job is bringing things that passengers ask for
  2. 2
    [uncountable] old-fashioned a type of dark bitter beer
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