[ lawng-shawr-muh n, -shohr-, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈʃɔr mən, -ˈʃoʊr-, ˈlɒŋ- /

noun, plural long·shore·men.

a person employed on the wharves of a port, as in loading and unloading vessels.

Origin of longshoreman

First recorded in 1805–15; longshore + -man

usage note for longshoreman

See -man.
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/ (ˈlɒŋˌʃɔːmən) /

noun plural -men

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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