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Meaning of ROUSTABOUT

Pronunciation:  'rawstu`bawt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
 

ROUSTABOUT is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: deckhand
 
 See Also: gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Roust"a*bout`\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
A laborer, especially a deck hand, on a river steamboat, who
moves the cargo, loads and unloads wood, and the like; in an
opprobrious sense, a shiftless vagrant who lives by chance
jobs. [Western U.S.]

 

 

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