beachcomber


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beach·comb·er

 (bēch′kō′mər)
n.
1. One who scavenges along beaches or in wharf areas.
2. A seaside vacationer.

beach′comb′ (bēch′kōm′) v.

beachcomber

(ˈbiːtʃˌkəʊmə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who searches shore debris for anything of worth, esp a vagrant living on a beach
2. (Professions) Canadian (in British Columbia) a person who is paid for salvaging loose logs and returning them to logging companies
3. (Physical Geography) a long high wave rolling onto a beach

beach•comb•er

(ˈbitʃˌkoʊ mər)

n.
1. a person who lives by gathering salable articles of jetsam, refuse, etc., from beaches.
2. a vagrant who lives on the seashore.
3. a long wave rolling in from the ocean onto the beach.
[1830–40]

beachcomber

- A long wave rolling in from the sea.
See also related terms for rolling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beachcomber - a vagrant living on a beachbeachcomber - a vagrant living on a beach    
drifter, vagrant, vagabond, floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

beachcomber

noun scavenger, wanderer, tramp, forager, loafer, vagrant, scrounger, vagabond Beachcombers will note creeping vines beside the beach.
Translations

beachcomber

[ˈbiːtʃˌkəʊməʳ] Nraquero/a m/f

beachcomber

[ˈbiːtʃkəʊmər] nramasseur m d'épaves
References in classic literature ?
It was the tale of this old beachcomber that brought us here," he explained.
By what right did this ragged beachcomber, in dungaree trousers and a cotton shirt, suggest such a thing as peace and content to him and his overwrought, exhausted soul?
That this barefooted beachcomber should possess such high-sounding dignity was inconceivable.
Some beachcomber in Honolulu had whispered to you, and you'd written to the Governor to find out.
The Britpop band were appearing at the Beachcomber holiday park in Cleethorpes, Lincs, on Saturday night when the alleged incident took place.
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Jean Marc Mocellin, general manager and 23-year veteran at the helm of the "Parkroyal, Beachcomber InterContinental," is relocating mid-June to an InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) resort in Thailand.
A SHARK-TRACKING device found by a beachcomber has given scientists stunning new insight into the lives of one of the rarest species in the ocean.
THE Beachcomber bar and grill, Benllech, may not be very big inside and the menu is somewhat limited but take it from me, the food is great, the portions are generous and you'll never leave there feeling hungry - as my husband Hugh and I found when we recently visited one of Anglesey's newest little gems.
Two (2) nights stay at Camp Navarro; One (1) night stay at the Stanford Inn with choice of canoeing or biking for two (2) and yoga class for two (2); Whitewater of the Sea Adventure with Liquid Fusion Kayaking for two (2); One (1) night stay at the Elk Cove Inn; Trail ride on horseback for two (2) at Mac Kerricher State Park with Ricochet Ridge Ranch; One (1) night stay at Little River Inn including breakfast for two (2) and golf for two (2); Two (2) nights stay at the Philo Apple Farm; Navarro Vineyards Tour for two (2); Cheese tasting for two (2) at Pennyroyal Farm; One (-1) night stay at the Beachcomber plus two (2) $5o gift certificates at Beachcomber for Spa Services; One (1) night stay at the Surf 8z.
The Delph-based 20-year-old, making the 27th appearance of his career for Bridgewater & Salford ABC, won against the man known as 'Macho Man' at the Beachcomber Holiday Park in Cleethorpes.
Pacific Beachcomber SC, a French Polynesia-based hotel management company, has announced the opening of the Maitai Lapita Village on the Island of Huahine, in French Polynesia.