longshoreman 1811, shortening of alongshore (1779) + MAN (Cf. man).

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  • longshoreman — long‧shore‧man [ˈlɒŋʆɔːmən ǁ ˈlɒːŋʆɔːr ] noun longshoremen PLURALFORM [ mən] [countable] JOBS TRANSPORT someone whose job is to load and unload ships STEVEDORE DOCKER …   Financial and business terms

  • Longshoreman — Long shore man, n.; pl. {Longshoremen}. [Abbrev. fr. alongshoreman.] One of a class of laborers employed about the wharves of a seaport, especially in loading and unloading vessels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longshoreman — [lôŋ′shôr΄mən] n. pl. longshoremen [lôŋ′shôr΄mən] [ LONGSHORE + MAN] a person whose work is loading and unloading ships; stevedore …   English World dictionary

  • longshoreman — UK [ˈlɒŋˌʃɔː(r)mən] / US [ˈlɔŋˌʃɔrmən] noun [countable] Word forms longshoreman : singular longshoreman plural longshoremen UK [ˈlɒŋʃɔː(r)mən] / US [ˈlɔŋˌʃɔrmən] American a docker …   English dictionary

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  • longshoreman — [[t]lɒ̱ŋʃɔː(r)mən, AM lɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] longshoremen N COUNT A longshoreman is a person who works in the docks, loading and unloading ships. [AM] (in BRIT, use docker) …   English dictionary

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  • Longshoreman’s hook — A Longshoreman s hook, also known as a box hook, cargo hook, loading hook, or docker s hook is a tool historically used by longshoremen (stevedores). The tool consists of a round wooden handle with a strong metal hook about 8 long projecting at a …   Wikipedia

  • longshoreman, stevedore — These words are used interchangeably, but to discriminating users of language a longshoreman (the word longshore is a variant of alongshore) is someone employed to load and unload vessels. A stevedore (a word derived from a Spanish term meaning… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • longshoreman — noun Etymology: longshore, short for alongshore Date: 1811 a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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