cabin boy


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cabin boy

n.
A boy servant aboard a ship.

cabin boy

n
(Nautical Terms) a boy who waits on the officers and passengers of a ship

cab′in boy`


n.
a boy employed as a servant on a ship.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.cabin boy - a young man acting as a servant on a shipcabin boy - a young man acting as a servant on a ship
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
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And for fear that the idea may still lurk in some minds that my preceding years of drinking were the cause of my disabilities, I here point out that my Japanese cabin boy, Nakata, still with me, was rotten with fever, as was Charmian, who in addition was in the slough of a tropical neurasthenia that required several years of temperate climates to cure, and that neither she nor Nakata drank or ever had drunk.
A Japanese served as cook, and a Chinese as cabin boy.
All drank except Lee Goom, the abstemious cabin boy.
On the 16th, he was parted from us by a storm; I heard since my return, that his ship foundered, and none escaped but one cabin boy.
Would go cabin boy, cook, supercargo, or common sailor.
Herman's roving disposition, and a desire to support himself independently of family assistance, soon led him to ship as cabin boy in a New York vessel bound for Liverpool.
I fell to the lot of a Venetian renegade who, when a cabin boy on board a ship, had been taken by Uchali and was so much beloved by him that he became one of his most favoured youths.
Now then, bullies," he said briskly, "six of you walk the plank to-night, but I have room for two cabin boys.
Some accounts suggest the young William was just eight when he served as a cabin boy on a vessel named Grasmere, while others state he was 13 or 14.
Rank: Cabin boy Regiment: Mercantile Marine Age: 17 Date of death: 19-9-1918 Buried at: Tower Hill Memorial Robert Burrows Son of William Henry Burrows and the late Betsy Burrows; husband of Adeline Margretta Burrows (nee Price), of 43 Wyeverne Road.
As well as Pugwash and his exclamations like "plundering porpoises" and "stuttering starfish", there were Tom the Cabin Boy, Cut-Throat Jake, Master Mate and Barnabas.
When I went to drama school my very first job on leaving was here at the Torch Theatre in a play called Nelson and Emma about Lord Nelson, and I played Tom the Cabin Boy.