long·shore·man | \ˈlȯŋ-ˌshȯr-mən, 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

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His father was a longshoreman who liked to play Hawaiian steel guitar. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Edwin Hawkins, Known for the Hit ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Is Dead at 74," 15 Jan. 2018 The bar was a hookup spot, and the backgrounds of its patrons were diverse — doctors, lawyers, longshoremen, hustlers, husbands, fathers. New York Times, "A Fire Killed 32 at a New Orleans Gay Bar. This Artist Didn’t Forget.," 9 July 2018 John George Izdebski, later legally changed his surname to Davis, was born in Baltimore, the son of John Izdebski, a longshoreman, and Julia Gawrys Izdebski, a homemaker. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "John G. Davis, liquor salesman and Ravens fan, dies," 12 July 2018 Further roiling Oregon’s traditional political alignments and contributing to Klan growth was a series of strikes in 1922, by longshoremen and railroad workers, both vital to the state economy. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 What happens when a longshoreman from Windsor, a retired lawyer from Oakland and a car dealer from Fairfield walk onto a golf course in Colorado Springs? Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area amateurs to tee off in U.S. Senior Open," 27 June 2018 Moses Bermudez, who works as a longshoreman in Los Angeles, was in California at the time of the attack, his sister has said. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Cousin indicted on charges he lied to police investigating West Brookfield murders," 22 June 2018 Randy Temple & Laura Williams, Livermore An Oakland longshoreman at the Oakland Port, Randy, 39, met Laura, 40, who works in interventional medicine, four years ago on the website Plenty-O-Fish. San Francisco Chronicle, "Rakhi Patel & Heren Patel,," 2 June 2018 Like in the 2007 case of a longshoreman who mowed down 189 sleeping seagulls by the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal out of spite, prosecutors argued. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "The Ballad of the Game Warden and the South Philly Coyote | Mike Newall," 27 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of longshoreman

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

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