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  • (nautical) A seaman who is not prepared to work but hangs around port areas living off the charity of others
  • Any loafer around a waterfront


Beachcomber

  • A nom de plume used by a series of surrealist humorous columnist in the Daily Express newspaper
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Beach" comb`er (&?;). A long, curling wave rolling in from the ocean. See Comber. [Amer.]

Beach comber. [Written also beach-comber.] (Naut.) A vagrant seaman, usually of low character, who loiters about seaports, particularly on the shores and islands of the Pacific Ocean.

I was fortunate enough, however, to forgather with a Scotchman who was a beach-comber.
F. T. Bullen.

Beach comber. [Written also beach-comber.] (Naut.) A vagrant seaman, usually of low character, who loiters about seaports, particularly on the shores and islands of the Pacific Ocean.

I was fortunate enough, however, to forgather with a Scotchman who was a beach-comber.
F. T. Bullen.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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