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Transporter

Transporter

[trans-pawr-ter, -pohr-, trans-pawr-ter, -pohr-]
Transporter may refer to vehicles or transport:

  • transporter, a business or person involved in the transport of goods or people
  • transporter, a vehicle used to transport objects or material, especially a heavy hauler or related type of truck
  • Transporter wagon for carrying railway wagons of one gauge on another gauge.
  • animal transporter, a vehicle for transporting animals
  • the Volkswagen Transporter, a model of van from Volkswagen and its variants:
    • VW Type 2, the original rear engine Volkswagen Transporter
    • VW Eurovan, the front engine Volkswagen Transporter produced from 1990

Transporter may also refer to:

The term transporter may also be used to refer to a device in science fiction:

  • Teleportation devices, commonplace in science fiction.
  • Transporter (Star Trek), teleportation devices in the Star Trek universe.
  • Stargate usages:
    • Atlantis teleporters — a technology used by the Ancients for transposing the contents of two teleporter rooms on Atlantis
    • Asgard beaming device — a technology used by the Asgard for orbital ship to planetary surface or closer transport
    • Ring Transporter — a technology used by the Goa'uld and Tok'ra for orbital ship to planetary surface or closer transpositioning via a set of rings that pop out of the ground or ceiling to surround the subjects at both ends
    • Thor's Hammer — an automated teleportation device set up by the Asgard on one planet near the stargate to protect the planet's population from the Goa'uld.
    • Wraith transporter — a technology used by the Wraith for transporting from a planetary surface to their Dart (low-altitude raiding) ships
  • An iron clad gun ship, blockade runner, freighter, ram mounting around fifty cannons that appeared in First Earth.

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