Definition of watersider in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəsʌɪdə/


Australian /NZ
A person employed to load and unload a ship’s cargo.
Example sentences
  • I have been trained properly by watersiders and seafarers.
  • I have been insulted by the professionals - the watersiders and seafarers of this country.
  • I can recall, when I was the manager of a stevedoring company - this goes back some while - having watersiders come to the Port of Tauranga who had been involved in the 1951 strike, and they did not talk to each other.
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