longshoreman longshoreman

Definition(s):

  • (n) a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

Usage(s):

  1. A shrewd study of fanaticism, the book was written by Eric Hoffer, a San Francisco longshoreman and, before that, a migrant farm worker.
  2. The limited agonies and ecstasies of a Brooklyn longshoreman and his family are the fabric for Arthur Miller's tapestry of domestic tragedy.
  3. In 2001, a burly anchorage longshoreman named Scott Heyworth turned up in the nearby town of Wasilla for a meeting with its mayor, Sarah Palin.

News

  1. Union official: Sicklerville man killed in Camden accident was 'good guy'

    A worker who died in a forklift accident at the Port of Camden on Tuesday has been identified as a Sicklerville resident and well-known longshoreman.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Courier-Post

  2. A Song of Suburbs: Game of Thrones‘s Westeros Based On … Staten Island?!

    In an interview on Conan , Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin revealed that a certain mysterious island across the water from his Bayonne, N.J. childhood home played a part in his hit book series. "I come from a Blue Collar family, my father was a longshoreman. We lived in the projects on First Street in Bayonne, which has a deep water channel in front of it—the Kill Van Kull—connects ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  1. "You can get a Mexican truck driver to work for a heck of a lot less than a Teamster in the United States, and you can get a Mexican dock worker to work for a heck of a lot less than a longshoreman in the United States and that's what this is...
    on May 15, 2007 By: Peter DeFazio Source: USA Today

  2. "Longhi mentioned a story . . . of a longshoreman who had ratted to the Immigration Bureau on two brothers," Miller wrote, "his own relatives, illegal immigrants who were living in his very home, in order to break an engagement between one of...
    on Jan 26, 2010 By: Arthur Miller Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "I've been fighting the TWIC card because of the concern of the impact on the longshoreman who work there," Carney said.
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: John Carney Source: The News Journal

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