THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of swabber
Example sentences from the Web for swabber
I'm afraid the sea is too cold for me this morning, Mr. Swabber.Mr. Punch at the Seaside|Various
There was no place on board for a 'waister,' a 'swabber,' longshoreman, or sea labourer.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
Under the swabber there was a temporary rate known as the liar.On the Spanish Main|John Masefield
For the duty even of a swabber, he does not consider himself too high, but washes the deck most delicately clean.