Definition of beachcomber in English:


Line breaks: beach|comb¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbiːtʃkəʊmə


1A vagrant who makes a living by searching beaches for articles of value and selling them.
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  • The beachcombers were able to gather and hide a rich harvest before the local magistrate learned of the Spanish wrecks and claimed the treasure in the Queen's name.
  • No vehicles on beaches means the area is protected from fishermen, beachcombers and hunter/gatherers alike.
  • The only people you see are beachcombers and dog-walkers in their flapping macs
scavenger, scrounger, forager, gatherer, collector, accumulator; tramp, vagrant, wanderer, itinerant, nomad, drifter, transient, homeless person; North Americanhobo
informal bum
2A long wave rolling in from the sea.

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