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porter

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɔː.tər/ us    /ˈpɔːr.t̬ɚ/
a person whose job is to carry things, especially travellers' bags at railway stations, airports, etc.: There aren't any porters, so we'll have to find a trolley for the luggage. UK ( US doorman) someone whose job is to take care of a building and be present at its entrance in order to help visitors: The hotel porter opened the door for me and then called a taxi. US a person whose job is to help travellers who are spending the night on a train by arranging their bed, taking care of their bags, etc.
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