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commuter

A commuter is someone who has a lengthy trip to work, usually from a suburb to a city.

Some people are lucky enough to work at home or live very close to where they work. Others are commuters: commuters need to commute — travel — to work. Being a commuter isn't easy, because it might take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours to get from home to work and then back again, both times during rush hour. Usually, a commuter lives in the suburbs and commutes to the city, where many jobs are.

Definitions of commuter
  1. noun
    someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
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    types:
    straphanger
    a commuter who uses public transportation
    type of:
    passenger, rider
    a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
  2. noun
    a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
    synonyms: commuter train
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    type of:
    passenger train
    a train that carries passengers
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