[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.
"Guess you're not a longshoreman," he said, to begin the conversation.
It was plain that the longshoreman was powerfully impressed.
- 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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