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Definition of "stevedore" [ste•ve•dore]

  • One who is employed in the loading or unloading of ships. (noun)
  • To load or unload the cargo of (a ship) or to engage in the process of loading or unloading such a vessel. (verb-transitive)

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 "stevedore" in a sentence
  • "Captain Perez was what he called "stevedore" -- that is, general caretaker during the owner's absence, at Mr. Delancy Barry's summer estate on the "cliff road.""
  • "The port captain put a two-way radio up to his mouth and called the stevedore."
  • "The stevedore was a much larger man, but George got the best of it."