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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


First Known Use: 1788


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stevedore

verb ste·ve·dore

Definition of stevedore

stevedored

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

1862

First Known Use of stevedore

1862

Other Transportation Terms


STEVEDORE Defined for English Language Learners

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stevedore

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

Definition of stevedore for English Language Learners

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



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