stevedore

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ste·ve·dore

noun \ˈstē-və-ˌdr also ˈstēv-ˌ\

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

Full Definition of STEVEDORE

:  one who works at or is responsible for loading and unloading ships in port

Examples of STEVEDORE

  1. <on the wharves, stevedores were unloading cargo from the far corners of the world>

Origin of STEVEDORE

Spanish estibador, from estibar to pack — more at steeve
First Known Use: 1788

Related to STEVEDORE

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

Other Job Terms

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

2stevedore

verb
stevedoredstevedor·ing

Definition of STEVEDORE

transitive verb
:  to handle (cargo) as a stevedore; also :  to load or unload the cargo of (a ship) in port
intransitive verb
:  to work as a stevedore

First Known Use of STEVEDORE

1862

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone

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