longshoreman

[ lawng-shawr-muh n, -shohr-, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈʃɔr mən, -ˈʃoʊr-, ˈlɒŋ- /
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noun, plural long·shore·men.

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

Nearby words

  1. longs,
  2. longs peak,
  3. longship,
  4. longshore,
  5. longshore drift,
  6. longshorewoman,
  7. longshoring,
  8. longsleever,
  9. longsome,
  10. longsomely

Origin of longshoreman

First recorded in 1805–15; longshore + -man

Usage note

See -man.

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British Dictionary definitions for longshoreman

longshoreman

/ (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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Word Origin and History for longshoreman

longshoreman

n.

1811, shortening of alongshore + man (n.).

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