voyageur


voyageur

noun, plural vo·ya·geurs [vwah-yah-zhurz, voi-uh-; French vwa-yazhœr] /ˌvwɑ yɑˈʒɜrz, ˌvɔɪ ə-; French vwa yaˈʒœr/.

  1. (in Canada) a person who is an expert woodsman, boatman, and guide in remote regions, especially one employed by fur companies to transport supplies to and from their distant stations.

noun Canadian

  1. history a boatman employed by one of the early fur-trading companies, esp in the interior
  2. a woodsman, guide, trapper, boatman, or explorer, esp in the North

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