Definition of Cabin boy

1. Noun. A young man acting as a servant on a ship.

Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant



Definition of Cabin boy

1. Noun. (dated) A boy or young man who is employed to serve as an attendant for passengers or crew members on a ship. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cabin Boy

cabernets
cabers
cabestro
cabestros
cabezon
cabezone
cabezones
cabezons
cabiai
cabiais
cabildo
cabildos
cabin
cabin-boy
cabin-cruiser
cabin boy (current term)
cabin boys
cabin car
cabin crew
cabin cruiser
cabin fever
cabin liner
cabined
cabinet
cabinet maker
cabinet making
cabinet minister
cabinet ministers
cabinet window
cabinet wood

Literary usage of Cabin boy

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1. Life of Thurlow Weed Including His Autobiography and a Memoir by Thurlow Weed, Harriet A. Weed, Thurlow Weed Barnes (1883)
"LIFE AS A cabin boy. — THE FIRST SHILLING. — THE JEF- FERSON. — OLD NEW YORK. — SEEING FULTON'S STEAMBOAT. — GOVER- J*JR LEWIS. ..."

2. English Actors from Shakespeare to Macready by Henry Barton Baker (1879)
"... any Stage—His Erratic Habits—First Meeting with Charles Young—Boy Actor and Imitator—Rescued from Vagabondage —A cabin boy—A Swim across the Thames—Mrs. ..."

3. Memoirs of Father Ripa During Thirteen Years' Residence at the Court of by Matteo Ripa (1855)
"... Parsons (the cabin-boy), and his friend the black terrier, came on deck, and sat themselves down on a gun-carriage, to read by the light of the moon. ..."

4. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1820)
"... all bands got their breakfast on board that morning ; and John Morris, the cabin-boy, was not admitted to do his duty in the cabin as usual. ..."

5. Thirty-six Voyages to Various Parts of the World, Made Between the Years by George Coggeshall (1858)
"Thus at the early age of fifteen I bade adieu to my paternal home, with all its tender endearments, to join this schooner as cabin boy, on a voyage to Cadiz ..."

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