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Meaning of STEVEDORE

Pronunciation:  'steevi`dowr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
 

STEVEDORE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: dock worker, docker, dockhand, dock-walloper, loader, longshoreman, lumper
 
 See Also: jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ste"ve*dore`\, n. [Sp. estivador a packer, a stower,
fr. estivar to pack, to stow, L. stipare to press, compress,
probably akin to E. stiff. See {Stiff}, {Stive} to stuff.]
One whose occupation is to load and unload vessels in port;
one who stows a cargo in a hold.

 

 

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