longshoreman

noun
long·​shore·​man | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌshȯr-mən How to pronounce longshoreman (audio) , ˌlȯŋ-ˈ \

Definition of longshoreman

: a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport

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Examples of longshoreman in a Sentence

the longshoremen moved all of the fish into cold storage for shipment to the market
Recent Examples on the Web The daughter of a longshoreman and a stay-at-home mother, Hardesty grew up with nine siblings in the city where her mom was raised. oregonlive, "For decades, Jo Ann Hardesty pressed for police reform in Portland and Oregon. This is Hardesty’s moment," 21 June 2020 Willie Adams, president of Oakland’s longshoreman’s union, said dock workers in Genoa, Italy also stopped work Friday to demonstrate solidarity with their American brethren and the Black Lives Matter movement. Anna Bauman, SFChronicle.com, "Crowds take to Bay Area streets to celebrate Juneteenth, protest racism and police brutality," 19 June 2020 His father worked as a customs agent, while his mother rose from bookkeeper at a stevedoring company to running the operation—a 105-pound dynamo who cowed or charmed the longshoremen as needed. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "This Jamie Dimon protege has weathered six crises. Here is his coronavirus playbook," 24 May 2020 Kevin Moore, a 46-year-old longshoreman, said PortMiami was busy as usual despite the government’s warning. Francisco Alvarado, Bloomberg.com, "‘If We Sanitize, It Will Be Fine’: Cruise Fans Ignore U.S. Alert," 8 May 2020 Kevin Moore, a 46-year-old longshoreman, said PortMiami was busy as usual despite the government’s warning. Francisco Alvarado, Bloomberg.com, "‘If We Sanitize, It Will Be Fine’: Cruise Fans Ignore U.S. Alert," 8 May 2020 The black longshoremen and their families were all shoved into substandard housing built by the crooked, mostly Irish-American landlords who were politically in charge of the city. Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker, "Careful How You Hate on Philadelphia," 22 Apr. 2020 The most prominent white character, the longshoremen Big Blonde — note the feminizing e on his nickname — is infatuated with a pretty boy called Petit Frere. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "Claude McKay abandoned ‘Romance in Marseille’ because it was too daring. He was just ahead of his time.," 5 Feb. 2020 Last week, the port’s longshoremen’s union was threatening to walk off the job due to issues surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Man working at Port of Oakland dies after falling off ship, union says," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of longshoreman

1792, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for longshoreman

longshore, short for alongshore

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The first known use of longshoreman was in 1792

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29 Jun 2020

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“Longshoreman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longshoreman. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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longshoreman

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English Language Learners Definition of longshoreman

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

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