Definition of stevedore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstiːvədɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːvədɔːr//
jump to other results
a person whose job is moving goods on and off ships see also docker Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Spanish estivador, from estivar ‘stow a cargo’, from Latin stipare ‘pack tight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stevedore