Definition of cabin boy in English:

cabin boy

Syllabification: cab·in boy

noun

chiefly • historical
  • A boy employed to wait on a ship’s officers or passengers.
    More example sentences
    • Accordingly, every crew member, from the first mate to the cabin boy, wait tensely, ready to jump and pull and climb at the slightest hint of wind.
    • I was wondering if there was anyway that I could be employed as a cabin boy of some sort for one of the ships docked here.
    • At twelve years of age, Verne ran off to be a cabin boy on a merchant ship, thinking he was going to have an adventure.

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