Definition of longshoreman
: a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport
Examples of longshoreman in a Sentence
the longshoremen moved all of the fish into cold storage for shipment to the market
Recent Examples of longshoreman from the Web
A noose was found at the Port of Oakland — the second such incident there in two weeks — prompting a brief walkout from longshoremen.
During the Depression, his family moved to New Orleans, where his father worked as a longshoreman and factory worker, among other jobs.
On our visit, longshoreman, millennials and families were sharing the first-level dining area.
By the onset of the Great Depression, his father had failed as a trolley-driver and longshoreman.
As global trade has soared, the few longshoremen who remain have seen their paychecks grow.
Adam Smith did the research for his famous book, The Wealth of Nations, in the port in Glasgow, talking to longshoremen and merchants.
Contract rules also require longshoremen to reenter tracking numbers already in a database.
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Origin and Etymology of longshoreman
longshore, short for alongshore
First Known Use: 1792See Words from the same year
LONGSHOREMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of longshoreman for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to load and unload ships at a port
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