Definitions for: Roustabout


[n] a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor



Webster (1913) Definition: Roust"a*bout`, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
A laborer, especially a deck hand, on a river steamboat, who
moves the cargo, loads and unloads wood, and the like; in an
opprobrious sense, a shiftless vagrant who lives by chance
jobs. [Western U.S.]

Synonyms: deckhand

See Also: gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar

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