[lawng-shawr-muh n, -shohr-, long-]
- a person employed on the wharves of a port, as in loading and unloading vessels.
Origin of longshoreman
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Examples from the Web for longshoreman
From 1934 to 1942, he was a busboy, a dishwasher, a truck driver, and a longshoreman.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
A longshoreman wouldn't have called a fishwife what I called you, you blessed child.In a Little Town
He stretched out a hand which would have done credit to a longshoreman.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
The African magician was just another as wicked and cruel as the longshoreman.
It was plain that the longshoreman was powerfully impressed.
"Guess you're not a longshoreman," he said, to begin the conversation.
- US and Canadian a man employed in the loading or unloading of shipsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): docker
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Word Origin and History for longshoreman
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