lime-juicer

noun
lime-juic·​er | \ ˈlīm-ˌjü-sər How to pronounce lime-juicer (audio) \

Definition of lime-juicer

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

First Known Use of lime-juicer

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lime-juicer

from the use of lime juice on British ships as a beverage to prevent scurvy

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“Lime-juicer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lime-juicer. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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