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(Brit) an East European factory ship
Word Origin
C20: from the gold miners who took part in the 19th-century gold rush to the Klondike
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  • They had failed, but it could never be said of a klondyker that he had not tried.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • Pretty sort o' klondyker you are—go and get nearly drowned first day out!

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)

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