- porter por‧ter [ˈpɔːtə ǁ ˈpɔːrtər] noun [countable] JOBS TRAVEL1. someone whose job is to carry people's bags, for example at railway stations, airports etc2. someone whose job is to help guests arriving at a hotel
* * *porter UK US /ˈpɔːtər/ noun [C]► a person whose job is to carry things, especially travellers' bags at railway stations, airports, hotels, etc.► UK (US doorman) a person whose job is to be present at the entrance to a large building, for example a hotel, in order to help visitors
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