road agent

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road agent (plural road agents)

  1. (chiefly US, archaic) A criminal who accosts travelers and robs them.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters, ch. 1:
      The highway robber—road-agent, he is quaintly called—is still busy in these parts.
  2. (archaic) A travelling salesman.