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The definition of a salesman is a person who is employed in the job of promoting products and services and getting people to buy them.
Someone who comes to your door and tries to get you to buy a vacuum cleaner is an example of a salesman.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
noun pl. salesmen
- a man employed as a salesclerk
- ☆ sales representative
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A man who is employed to sell merchandise in a store or in a designated territory.