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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who loads and unloads boats in port.

Usage examples (35)
  • The stevedore worked long hours whenever a ship came into port.
  • The stevedore was a much larger man, but George got the best of it.
  • Nowadays, "stevedore" is essentially an archaicism; the men in the longshoremens union run those giant cranes and are paid very well.
  • "stevedore" system, which was slow and labor intensive (at both ends). for more
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