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A laborer employed for temporary or unskilled jobs, as in an oil field.
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A circus laborer.
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A deck or wharf laborer, especially on the Mississippi River.
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A deckhand or waterfront laborer.
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A laborer in a circus who helps set up the tents, etc.
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An unskilled or transient laborer, as on a ranch or in an oil field.
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(chiefly US) An unskilled laborer, especially at an oilfield, at a circus or on a ship.
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