Definition of Dock-walloper
1. Noun. A laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Dock, Dock, Load, Load
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Literary usage of Dock-walloper
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transportation Expressions (1996) by Richard Feldman (1998)
"... Dock Walloper: One who loads and unloads vehicles and handles freight on the dock. (ATA1) Dockage: (See also Wharfage) Charge assessed against a vessel ..."
2. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"Dock Walloper. A loafer that hangs about the wharves. New York. Doctor. The cook on board a ship ; so called by seamen. To doctor. To cook up; manage, ..."
3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"A common drab, or a bar-room sot, or n "dock-walloper" is a muster of that kind of force. To call such writing strong and masculine is as ludicrous as ..."
4. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"... Government of the United States condescends to allow its patent locks on mail-bags to be officially designated as clam- shells." A dock-walloper denotes ..."
5. Must We Fight Japan? by Walter Broughton Pitkin (1921)
"... and ready to turn his hand to any sort of rough labor that turned up. He corresponded to the dock-walloper of our own seaports and the roustabouts of ..."