Definition of Stevedore

1. Noun. A laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.




Definition of Stevedore

1. n. One whose occupation is to load and unload vessels in port; one who stows a cargo in a hold.

Definition of Stevedore

1. Noun. A dockworker involved in loading and unloading cargo. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To load or unload a ship's cargo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stevedore

1. [v -DORED, -DORING, -DORES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stevedore

stethometers
stethoscope
stethoscopes
stethoscopic
stethoscopist
stethoscopists
stethoscopy
stets
stetson
stetsons
stetted
stetting
steups
stevastelin
steved
stevedore (current term)
stevedored
stevedores
stevedoring
steven
stevened
stevensite
stevia
stevias
steving
steviol
stevvon
stew in one's juices
stew in one's own broth

Literary usage of Stevedore

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1. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, John Melville Gould (1901)
"But where the goods are in charge of a stevedore who is an independent contractor, the master is not (nor is the owner where the stevedore is appointed by ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"If the stevedore had taken a contract to load the vessel with the lumber and ... Whether this stevedore or the defendant company furnished the rope used for ..."

3. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1854)
"On the opening of the pleadings, it was suggested by the court that the decisions which denied the right of a stevedore to proceed in rem against a vessel ..."

4. A Compendium of the Law of Merchant Shipping: With an Appendix Containing by Frederic Philip Maude, Charles Edward Pollock, Gainsford Bruce (1881)
"stevedore. imply a contract on the part of the merchant to do acts such as the providing of cargo, the performance of which depends entirely upon himself ..."

5. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts (1865)
"The jury found, however, thai stevedore had not been guilty of negligence. ... The stevedore recommended by charterers to be employed at ship's expense. ..."

6. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"A stevedore is a workman or contractor who loads or discharges a ship and ... The services of a stevedore are essential to the financial success of a ship. ..."

7. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"A stevedore is a workman or contractor who loads or discharges a ship and ... The services of a stevedore are essential to the financial success of a ship. ..."

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