lime-juicer


lime–juic·er

noun \ˈlīm-ˌjü-sər\

Definition of LIME-JUICER

1
slang :  englishman
2
slang
a :  a British ship
b :  a British sailor

Origin of LIME-JUICER

from the use of lime juice on British ships as a beverage to prevent scurvy
First Known Use: 1859

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: limekiln
Previous Word in the Dictionary: lime green
All Words Near: lime-juicer

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up lime-juicer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More