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 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 point — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber s line, ↑lubber line, ↑lubber s mark • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 mark — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber s line, ↑lubber line, ↑lubber s point • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's line — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber line, ↑lubber s mark, ↑lubber s point • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's line — Navig. a vertical line on the forward inner side of the bowl of a fixed compass, used as a reference mark indicating the heading of a vessel. Also, lubber line. Also called lubber s mark, lubber s point. [1855 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • lubber line — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber s line, ↑lubber s mark, ↑lubber s point • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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