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:

• port reorganization that could cause big job cuts for longshoremen

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longshoreman UK US /ˈlɒŋʃɔːmən/ US  /lɒŋˈʃɔrmən/ noun [C] (US (US also stevedore, UK dockworker) TRANSPORT
someone whose job is putting goods onto and taking goods off ships in a port

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  • 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 — 1811, shortening of alongshore (1779) + MAN (Cf. man) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • longshoreman — See longshoreman, stevedore …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 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

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

  • longshoreman — 1) a man who fishes from, or along, the shore (archaic) 2) a person employed to unload ships …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • longshoreman — /lawng shawr meuhn, shohr , long /, n., pl. longshoremen. a person employed on the wharves of a port, as in loading and unloading vessels. [1805 15; LONGSHORE + MAN] Usage. See man. * * * …   Universalium

  • longshoreman — noun A man employed to load and unload ships …   Wiktionary

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