from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dockworker; a longshoreman.
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- n. Someone who works at a dock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
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Legend has a dockhand making the rounds of the moored fishing boats and crying out, "Chip in, chip in"—which in a heavy Italian accent became "cioppino"—while gathering the makings of the common daily meal.
He was built more like a dockhand than a descendant of local aristocracy.
I could never see Dr. Sofen making some crack about how she paraphrased "has to hurry back for some marathon sex with a dockhand."
I could never see Dr. Sofen making some crack about how she parphrased "has to hurry back for some marathon sex with a dockhand."
Maybrick's pulse flared like the lightning overhead as he stood there in the darkness, listening to the rustle of skirts and clothing hastily switched about, the sharp sounds of the dockhand shifting his hobnailed boots on the pavement as he pressed the cheap trollop back into a convenient corner, the heavy breaths and meaty sounds of flesh coming together, slow and rhythmic and hard.
Douglas Tanglewood ushered them all into a stylish Calash Coach, which possessed a hard, covered roof and curtains to screen them from outside scrutiny, since they were dressed as roughly as any dockhand out of Stepney.
Hurry, she must be thinking, hurry up and finish, I'm drunk and need a bed for the night and they'll be along with the money for the letters soon, so get on with it and spend your spunk, you great ugly lout of a dockhand ...
A rough man dressed like a dockhand, also coming from the direction of the Shadwell Dry Dock fire, had appeared at the end of the block and accosted her first.
He imagined his wife's face where the strumpet's was, saw his wife's glorious, strawberry blond hair falling down across her naked breasts as the unwashed dockhand shoved into her, took her right here on the street like the slut she was, heard his wife's voice gasping in the close darkness ...
The dockhand howled in pain as the short sword clattered to the floor.