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stevedore

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water, Occupations
stevedoreste‧ve‧dore /ˈstiːvədɔː $ -dɔːr/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTWBOsomeone whose job is loading and unloading ships
Examples from the Corpus
stevedoreAt twenty-three she married a man who worked as a stevedore on the docks, and together they had two more children.She either fasted or ate like a stevedore.His heart swelled at the very look of her; he was thrilled to see her eating like a stevedore.A stevedore negligently dropped a wooden plank into the hold of the ship.Both were as burly as stevedores, which likely was their preferred profession.The machinery was damaged by employees of the stevedore while it was being unloaded.
From Longman Business Dictionarystevedoreste‧ve‧dore /ˈstiːvədɔː-dɔːr/ noun [countable] American EnglishJOBTRANSPORT someone whose job is loading and unloading ships SYN docker BrE, longshoreman AmE
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