longshoreman

noun long·shore·man \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌshȯr-mən , ˌlȯŋ-ˈ \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of longshoreman

: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

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Origin and Etymology of longshoreman

longshore, short for alongshore

longshoreman Synonyms

Synonyms
docker [chiefly British], dockhand, dockworker, roustabout, rouster, stevedore

LONGSHOREMAN Defined for English Language Learners

longshoreman

noun

Definition of longshoreman for English Language Learners

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



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