lubber

Part of speech: adjective

Lubberly.

Part of speech: adverb

An awkward fellow; landsman on shipboard.

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Usage examples "lubber":

  1. That lantern went into a boat, Captain Ludlow, though a lubber carried it! - "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. It's a burning shame, thought he, to punish a land lubber of a boy the first day he ever spent at sea. - "Ralph Granger's Fortunes", William Perry Brown.
  3. They calmly proceeded with their interminable lists and scorned the criticism of a mere land- lubber. - "The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls", Jacqueline M. Overton.