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

Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{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. --Totten.

{Lubber's line}, {Lubber's point}, or {Lubber's mark}, a line or point in the compass case indicating the head of the ship, and consequently the course which the ship is steering. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lubber's hole — noun hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds • Hypernyms: ↑hole • Part Holonyms: ↑ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's hole — noun Date: circa 1784 a hole in a square rigger s top near the mast through which one may go farther aloft without going over the rim by the futtock shrouds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lubber's hole — noun A hole through the platform surrounding the upper part of a ships mast, through which one may climb to go aloft …   Wiktionary

  • lubber's hole — Naut. (in a top on a mast) an open space through which a sailor may pass instead of climbing out on the futtock shrouds. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • lubber's hole — /ˈlʌbəz hoʊl/ (say lubuhz hohl) noun Nautical an open space in the platform at the head of a lower mast, through which a sailor may mount and descend without going outside the rim …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lubber's line — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber's mark — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber's point — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber — Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by sailors to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber grasshopper — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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