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Meaning of LUBBER

Pronunciation:  'lubur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
  2. [n]  an awkward stupid person

LUBBER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: clod, gawk, goon, klutz, landlubber, landsman, lout, lummox, lump, oaf, stumblebum
 See Also: beginner, clumsy person, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lub"ber\, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.]
A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.

      Lingering lubbers lose many a penny.     --Tusser.

{Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by sailors to a
   person who lives on land.

{Lubber grasshopper} (Zo["o]l.), a large, stout, clumsy
   grasshopper; esp., {Brachystola magna}, from the Rocky
   Mountain plains, and {Romalea microptera}, which is
   injurious to orange trees in Florida.

{Lubber's hole} (Naut.), a hole in the floor of the ``top,''
   next the mast, through which sailors may go aloft without
   going over the rim by the futtock shrouds. It is
   considered by seamen as only fit to be used by lubbers.

{Lubber's line}, {point}, or {mark}, a line or point in the
   compass case indicating the head of the ship, and
   consequently the course which the ship is steering.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blockhead, blunderer, blunderhead, boor, botcher, bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, clock watcher, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, dolittle, dolt, do-nothing, doodler, faineant, fumbler, gawk, gawky, gentleman of leisure, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof-off, gowk, hayseed, hick, idler, klutz, laggard, landlubber, lingerer, loafer, lobster, loiterer, loller, looby, lotus-eater, lounger, lout, lug, lummox, lump, mope, moper, oaf, ox, palooka, polliwog, potterer, putterer, rube, slouch, sloucher, slubberer, slug, sluggard, stick-in-the-mud, time killer, time waster, trifler, waiter on Providence, yokel