from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.

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  • n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port


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  • In his various previous enterprises against Boskonia he had been a gentleman of leisure, a dock-walloper, a meteor-miner, and many other things.

    Children of the Lens

  • He could not spare much of his mind just then, but it did not take much of it to play his part as a dock-walloper.

    Gray Lensman

  • "What the blinding blue hell's coming off here?" demanded the dock-walloper, furiously.

    Gray Lensman

  • "But I ain't got no Lens!" the dock-walloper stormed, in exasperation.

    Gray Lensman

  • The other man's anger was sternly suppressed, but he looked at the dock-walloper with no friendship in his eyes.

    Gray Lensman

  • Well, among other things, I've been a dock-walloper, a beach-comber by force of circumstance, not above settling arguments with fists, or boots, or staves.

    Parrot & Co.

  • The sneaking dock-walloper, I'll take the starch out of him when we land!

    Parrot & Co.

  • No longer the transport company dock-walloper he started out as after high school, he now runs Trailcon Leasing in Mississauga and is more likely idling along on his way to a cruise event.

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  • A beach-comber, a dock-walloper, if there ever was one. "

    Parrot & Co.


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