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stevedore

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noun ste·ve·dore \ˈstē-və-ˌdȯr also ˈstēv-ˌ\

Definition of stevedore

  1. :  one who works at or is responsible for loading and unloading ships in port

Examples of stevedore in a Sentence

  1. on the wharves, stevedores were unloading cargo from the far corners of the world

Origin and Etymology of stevedore

Spanish estibador, from estibar to pack — more at steeve


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stevedore

verb ste·ve·dore

Definition of stevedore

stevedored

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stevedoring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to handle (cargo) as a stevedore; also :  to load or unload the cargo of (a ship) in port

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to work as a stevedore

First Known Use of stevedore

1862

Other Transportation Terms


STEVEDORE Defined for English Language Learners

stevedore

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Definition of stevedore for English Language Learners

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



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