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

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  • 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 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 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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