from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who passes his life on land; -- so called among seamen in contempt or ridicule.
- n. a name given in contempt by sailors to a person who lives on land.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who, from want of experience, is awkward or lubberly on board ship; a raw seaman; any one unused to the sea: a term of reproach or ridicule among sailors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
- n. a person who lives and works on land
Extension (with land) of earlier lubber. Compare also landloper. (Wiktionary)