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Definition of "lubber" []

  • A clumsy person. (noun)
  • An inexperienced sailor; a landlubber. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lubber" in a sentence
  • "There is a good deal of what I call a lubber's fuss, parson, kept up on board a ship that shall be nameless, but which bears, about three leagues distant, broad off in the ocean, and which is lying to under a close-reefed maintopsail, a foretopmast-staysail, and foresail -- I call my hand a true one in mixing a can -- take another pull at the halyards!"
  • "A lubber is someone who does not go to sea, who stays on the land."
  • "She’d be swingin’ that lubber from the shaggin’ yardarm!"