Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who carries about merchandise from place to place for sale. See 132 111. 380, 22 Am. St. Rep. 540, 8 L. R. A. 328, 24 N. E. 58.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A trader who goes from place to place or ' along the streets of a town, selling the goods which he carries with him. It is perhaps not essential to the idea, but is generally understood from the word, that a hawker is to be one who not only carries goods for sale, but seeks for purchasers, either by outcry, which some lexicographers conceive as intimated by the derivation of the word, or by attracting notice and attention to them, as goods for sale, by an actual exhibition or exposure of them, by placards or labels, or by a conventional signal, like the sound of a horn for the sale of fish. Com. v. Ober, 12 Cush. (Mass.) 495. And see Graffty v. Rushville, 107 Ind. 502, 8 N. El 609, 57 Am. Rep. 128; Clements v. Casper, 4 Wyo. 494, 35 Pac. 472; Hall v. State, 39 Fla. 637, 23 South 119.