dock-walloper


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dock′-wal`loper



n. Slang.
a casual laborer about docks or wharves.
[1830–40, Amer.]
dock′-wal`lop•ing, n.
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Noun1.dock-walloper - a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a portdock-walloper - a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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Players describe the state of limbo into which they fell because they made the mistake of having their knees crushed by some flying dock-walloper from another institution of higher learning.