Definitions

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  • adj. Like a landlubber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a landlubber: inexperienced in seamanshap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the ways of a landlubber; awkward on board ship from lack of experience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inexperienced in seamanship

Etymologies

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landlubber +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Or they asserted that all those landlubberly creatures had walked dry-shod across a natural bridge or had swum short distances between stepping-stones, and that one such formation or another had since disappeared beneath the waves.

    Galapagos

  • In a good, old landlubberly manner we hitched Gadabout to a tree and waited to see if the rising tide would make a way for us.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • Mr. Todd, would visit the bark and offer interfering suggestions, after the manner of captains, which only embarrassed the officers; and Mr. Todd would take advantage of these occasions to make landlubberly comments and show a sad ignorance of things nautical.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • The landlubberly sport coat [above, center], meanwhile, originally derived from the tweedy, robust coats worn while assisting in the untimely end of feathered or furry creatures.

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  • oldlandishly new-at-sea

    July 16, 2011