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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colporteur \Col"por`teur\ (?; 277), n. [F. colporteur one who carries on his neck, fr. colporter to carry on one's neck; col (L. collum) neck + porter (L. portare) to carry.] A hawker; specifically, one who travels about selling and distributing religious tracts and books. [1913 Webster]