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

 

stevedore

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstiːvədɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːvədɔːr//
 
 
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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