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Sorter vs Porter - What's the difference?

sorter | porter |

As nouns the difference between sorter and porter

is that sorter is a person employed to sort while porter is (l).

sorter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person employed to sort.
  • A machine made to sort.
  • Anagrams

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    porter

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) portour, from (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who carries luggage and related objects.
  • By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter waiting.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) portour, from (etyl) portier, from .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person in control of the entrance to a building.
  • In the bowling industry, an employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.
  • A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong.
  • (Ireland) Stout (malt brew).
  • (computing) One who ports software (converts it to another platform).
  • Coordinate terms
    * beer, stout

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to serve as a porter, to carry.
  • Anagrams

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