stevedore definition by Webster's New World
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a person employed at loading and unloading ships; longshoreman
Origin: Spanish estivador ; from estivar, to stow, ram tight: see steeve
stevedore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One who is employed in the loading or unloading of ships.tr. & intr.v. ste·ve·dored, ste·ve·dor·ing, ste·ve·dores
To load or unload the cargo of (a ship) or to engage in the process of loading or unloading such a vessel.
Origin: Spanish estibador, from estibar, to stow, from Latin stīpāre, to pack.