from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is employed in the loading or unloading of ships.
- transitive v. To load or unload the cargo of (a ship) or to engage in the process of loading or unloading such a vessel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dockworker involved in loading and unloading cargo.
- v. To load or unload a ship's cargo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose occupation is to load and unload vessels in port; one who stows a cargo in a hold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the stowage of goods, packages, etc., in a ship's hold; one who loads or unloads vessels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
Spanish estibador, from estibar, to stow, from Latin stīpāre, to pack.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish estibador (Portuguese estivador), form of estibar ("to load"), from Latin stīpāre (Italian stipare), present active infinitive of stīpō ("stuff"), from Proto-Indo-European *stīpos, from root Proto-Indo-European *steip-. Cognate to stiff via Proto-Indo-European. (Wiktionary)