Meaning of colporteur

col•por•teur

Pronunciation: (kol'pôr"tur, -pōr"- Fr. kôl&sylppôr&sylptœr'), [key]
— pl. -teurs
  1. a person who travels to sell or publicize Bibles, religious tracts, etc.
  2. a peddler of books.
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