longshoreman

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noun long·shore·man \ˈlȯŋ-ˌshȯr-mən, ˌlȯŋ-ˈ\

Definition of longshoreman

  1. :  a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport

Examples of longshoreman in a sentence

  1. <the longshoremen moved all of the fish into cold storage for shipment to the market>

Origin and Etymology of longshoreman

longshore, short for alongshore


First Known Use: 1792


LONGSHOREMAN Defined for English Language Learners

longshoreman

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noun long·shore·man \ˈlȯŋ-ˌshȯr-mən, ˌlȯŋ-ˈ\

Definition of longshoreman for English Language Learners

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



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