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stevedore

[ stee-vi-dawr, -dohr ]
/ 藞sti v瑟藢d蓴r, -藢do蕣r /
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noun
a firm or individual engaged in the loading or unloading of a vessel.
verb (used with object), ste路ve路dored, ste路ve路dor路ing.
to load or unload the cargo of (a ship).
verb (used without object), ste路ve路dored, ste路ve路dor路ing.
to load or unload a vessel.
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Origin of stevedore

1780鈥90, Americanism;<Spanish estibador, equivalent to estib(ar) to pack, stow (see steeve1) + -ador-ator
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British Dictionary definitions for stevedore

stevedore
/ (藞sti藧v瑟藢d蓴藧) /

noun
a person employed to load or unload ships
verb
to load or unload (a ship, ship's cargo, etc)

Word Origin for stevedore

C18: from Spanish estibador a packer, from estibar to load (a ship), from Latin st墨p膩re to pack full
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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