n. trader; one who trades goods for other goods without involving money
The barterer exchanged trinkets for the natives' furs. It seemed smarter to trade than to pay cash.
Sentence in Classic:
He makes the horses ill with too much water, cuts good harness, barters the tires of the wheels for drink, drops bits of iron into the thrashing machine, so as to break it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
You never can know what it was to be devoted to you, with those old associations; to find that anyone could be so hard as to suppose that the truth of my heart was bartered away, and to be surrounded by appearances confirming that belief.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
They lived entirely off the produce of their lands and the game in the swamp, conducting their business generally by the barter system and seldom seeing five dollars in cash a year, and horses and uniforms were out of their reach.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Nevertheless, there is my hand, in friendly witness, that I will exchange no more cuffs with thee, having been a loser by the barter.
The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context