lime-juicer

noun
lime-juic·er | \ˈlīm-ˌjü-sər \

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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