Definition of Rouster

1. a wharf laborer and deckhand [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Rouster

roused
rouseite
rouser
rousers
rouses
rousing
rousingly
rousseaus
roussette
roust
roustabout
roustabouts
rousted
rouster (current term)
rousters
rousting
rousts
rout
rout out
rout up
routable
route
route of administration
route one football
route planner
routed
routeing
routeings

Literary usage of Rouster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Place Names in Strathbogie: With Notes Historical, Antiquarian, and Descriptive by James MacDonald (1891)
"The rouster must therefore terminate where the descriptive name ceases to be applicable, which is at the junction with the main stream. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"rouster, roustabout (American), originally any very powerful fellow, now applied to a rough who hangs about anywhere for work, and specially to a deck hand, ..."

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