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lumper

(ˈlʌmpə)
n
(Professions) US a stevedore; docker
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lumper - a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a portlumper - 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
2.lumper - a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics
systematist, taxonomer, taxonomist - a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
divider, splitter - a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
References in classic literature ?
By the end of the week he was a transient lumper on a river steamboat.
There were owners of lines of schooners, large contributors to the societies, and small men, their few craft pawned to the mastheads, with bankers and marine-insurance agents, captains of tugs and water-boats, riggers, fitters, lumpers, salters, boat-builders, and coopers, and all the mixed population of the water-front.
Earlier this month, founders Charlie Scott and Marc Daudon completed a sale of shares to Ruth Bell (Principal), Francis Icasiano (CEO), and Amity Lumper (Principal).
During the Irish Potato Famine, one single variety of potato, the Irish Lumper, was chosen as the preferred crop for farmers, but when potato blight struck, it destroyed nearly all of the potatoes on which the Irish had become dependent, leaving millions to starve.
A lumper defines both the unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviors as a near miss with the understanding that any event, however small, can contribute to the development of a knowledge base of what exactly is going on at the work site; working conditions meet big data.
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Cocoa and Coconuts, Kuala Lumper 1978; pp.
Although he lost the final in New York to Marin Cilic, Nishikori has continued to shine in the closing weeks of the season, winning tournaments in Kuala Lumper and Tokyo to climb to fifth in the world, making him the highest ranked Asian male ever.
With filming complete, Bob is now starring in a national tour of The Full Monty, playing Lumper.
It has been reported that the aircraft veered off its usual route between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumper because of storms.
Following hospitality roles in Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Switzerland, Tyler joined Four Seasons 13 years ago at The Regent, Kuala Lumper.
From the year to date, ICBC has organised seminars and events in Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Jakarta and Kuala Lumper to promote RMB services overseas and set up offshore RMB service centre.
It offers an extensive range of potatoes and keeps at the forefront of consumer trends by regularly introducing new varieties--most recently the Irish Lumper Potato which has not been commercially cultivated since the potato famine of the 1840s.