dockhand
dockhand dockhand n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.

Syn: stevedore, loader, longshoreman, docker, dock worker, dock-walloper, lumper. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dockhand — noun Date: 1920 longshoreman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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