landlubber landlubber

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who lives and works on land
  2. (n) an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His present opportunity is that of a landlubber whose plans to follow his ancestors on the high seas are thwarted by his wife's purchase of a ferry boat.
  2. Clearly Minister Leygues, after all only a landlubber, had let his imagination run riot.
  3. Even a landlubber who only goes down to the sea in books knows that the first seamen to board a ship adrift and take her in tow can claim salvage.

News

  • Anchor theft weighs on him

    Anchor theft weighs on him Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:26 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2013 Albany Joe Seger is a landlubber, has been all his life. Still, that didn't stop him from becoming the victim of an epic act of inland piracy. For nearly four decades, a hefty gray ship's anchor ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  • "She was talking a big game so I had to see if she could back it up," Ankiel says. "Some people don't deal well with the ocean. They have landlubber feet. But I put her to the test real quick - and she passed."
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Rick Ankiel Source: Palm Beach Post

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