longshoreman


long·shore·man

noun \ˈlŋ-ˌshr-mən, ˌlŋ-ˈ\

: a person whose job is to load and unload ships at a port

Full Definition of LONGSHOREMAN

:  a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport

Examples of LONGSHOREMAN

  1. <the longshoremen moved all of the fish into cold storage for shipment to the market>

Origin of LONGSHOREMAN

longshore, short for alongshore
First Known Use: 1811

Related to LONGSHOREMAN

Synonyms
docker [chiefly British], dockhand, dockworker, roustabout, rouster, stevedore

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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