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Porter may refer to:



  • Porter (name), an English surname and given name (including a list of persons with the name)


  • Porter (carrier), a person who carries objects
  • Porter (college), a member of staff in many of the colleges of the Universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Oxford and Durham
  • Porter (railroad), a railroad employee who assists passengers at stations
  • Porter (monastery), the monk appointed to be the one who interacts with the public
  • Pullman porter, a railroad employee who assists passengers on sleeping cars
  • Deal porter, a dockworker specializing in handling baulks of softwood
  • Doorman (profession), American English for the occupation known in British English as porter
  • Groom Porter, official in charge of gambling in the Tudor court; the owner or operator of a gaming hall
  • Hospital porter, an assistant in a hospital
  • Kitchen porter, a plongeur or marmiton, position in the Brigade de cuisine of a commercial kitchen
  • Ostiarius, formerly known as doorkeeper or porter, one of the minor orders of the Roman Catholic ministry
  • Bar-back, sometimes known as porter, a bartender's assistant


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  • Porter Brook, river in Sheffield, England
  • The Little Don River also known as the Porter, a tributary of the River Don in South Yorkshire, England

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