Definition of beachcomber
1 : a white man living as a drifter or loafer especially on the islands of the South Pacific
2 : a person who searches along a shore (as for salable refuse or for seashells)
beachcombplay \-ˌkōm\ verb
Recent Examples of beachcomber from the Web
Beachcombers all around were yelling to the people in the water, attempting to alert them to the presence of the sharks, but the waders didn't speak English, Blanks said.
The beachcombers are always welcome to enjoy the school grounds on the Linwood campus and enjoy a safe walk to the Linwood Rec Center.
The most imminent danger now is to beachcombers who fail to pick up after their dogs.
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First Known Use of beachcomber
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Definition of beachcomber for English Language Learners
: a person who walks along beaches looking for things (such as seashells or items that can be sold)
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