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Porter may refer to:



  • Porter (carrier), person who carries objects
  • Porter (college), member of staff in many of the colleges of the Universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Oxford and Durham
  • Porter (doorkeeper), one of the minor orders of the Roman Catholic ministry; doorkeeper or gatekeeper
  • Porter (railroad), railroad employee who assists passengers
  • Pullman porter, men hired to work on the railroads as porters on sleeping cars
  • Deal porter, dockworker specializing in handling baulks of softwood
  • Doorman (profession)
  • Groom Porter, official in charge of gambling in the Tudor court; the owner or operator of a gaming hall
  • Kitchen Porter, a plongeur or marmiton position in the Brigade de cuisine of a commercial kitchen


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