teleport n. 2

a person who is able to teleport, esp. by psychic rather than technological means; teleporter n. 1


  • 1949 J. Blish Let the Finder Beware! in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 58/1 page image James Blish bibliography

    ‘I doubt that you could keep him in jail for ten minutes.’ ‘Because he’s a teleport?’

  • 1951 E. F. Russell Star Watchers in Startling Stories Nov. 54/1 page image Eric Frank Russell bibliography

    The bolts and bars and tell-tale beams could easily be detected by any mutant endowed with first-class ESP, but he'd be unable to do anything about them. On the other hand, a teleport could manipulated the lot without any trouble—if only he could see them. So the place is wide open to a multi-talented mutant such as a teleport with ESP.

  • 1952 T. Sturgeon Baby Is Three in Galaxy Oct. 58/1 page image Theodore Sturgeon bibliography

    I'll tell you. I'm the central ganglion of a complex organism which is composed of Baby, a computer; Bonnie and Beanie, teleports; Jane, telekineticist; and myself, telepath and central control.

  • 1954 F. L. Wallace Simple Psiman in Startling Stories Oct. 88/1 page image F. L. Wallace bibliography

    Gommaf was the teleport, or knew who the teleport was.

  • 1960 ‘M. Phillips’ Occasion for Disaster in Analog Science Fact & Fiction Nov. 41/2 Randall Garrett Laurence M. Janifer bibliography

    He’d found telepaths in insane asylums, and teleports among the juvenile delinquents of New York.

  • 1966 L. Niven By Mind Alone in Worlds of If June 156/1 page image Larry Niven bibliography

    ‘The penalty for theft is imprisonment, right? How do you imprison a teleport?’ ‘You don’t. You can’t.’

  • 1977 K. O’Donnell, Jr. Low Grade Ore in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Summer 16 page image Kevin O'Donnell, Jr. bibliography

    What if a teleport returned to Shanghai, or Los Angeles, or Rome?

  • 2004 S. Gould Reflex (2005) i. 13 Steven Gould bibliography

    There was a price to be paid, being married to the world’s only teleport.

Research requirements

antedating 1949

Earliest cite

James Blish, "Let the Finder Beware!", in Thrilling Wonder Stories

Research History
Bill Seabrook submitted a 1952 cite from Theodore Sturgeon's "Baby Is Three".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1951 cite from Eric Frank Russell.

(Earliest cite in the OED: 1960)

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