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
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: 1792
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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