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.
If you or someone you know is researching a wedding, honeymoon or vow renewals, then you need to look at Beachcomber Hotels.
A BREWERY in North Wales is getting into the celebratory spirit after securing a regional listing with Asda, who are the first supermarket to list their Beachcomber Blonde product.
Q: My mom, Barbara Cullen Rauh, is an avid beachcomber.
Beachcomber Fundraiser - The Moose Lodge in Waldport on Saturday will sell salmon or turkey dinners from 5 p.
We cross paths with another beachcomber, a solitary older man, and Anderson greets him with collegial warmth.
The Britpop band were appearing at the Beachcomber holiday park in Cleethorpes, Lincs, on Saturday night when the alleged incident took place.
Back in the 1960s, Palm Springs visitors loved the Polynesian decor and potent cocktails of Don the Beachcomber.