noun \ˈledˌswiŋə(r)\

Definition of lead–swinger

chiefly Australia

  1. :  shirker, slacker; especially :  malingerer the sick and the lame, the halt and the lead-swinger — I. L. Idriess

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Origin and Etymology of lead–swinger

4lead + swinger (one that swings); perhaps from the belief of some sailors that the leadsman's job is an easy one

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