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.
Now then, bullies," he said briskly, "six of you walk the plank to-night, but I have room for two cabin boys.
It also has a flag from the steamship Trevessa, which sank in the Indian Ocean, and was rescued by a cabin boy from Barry and presented by his mother, Mrs Dora Phillips.
At thirteen, he runs away from home, but is kidnapped and pressed into naval service as an unlikely cabin boy.
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.
15PM The team board the good ship Venus with a new cabin boy who may not be all he seems.
When the ship Lucky Star becomes trapped in the ice, cabin boy Shen is abandoned by his shipmates but manages to rescue their cargo of 66 pugs (and a crate of Aran jumpers, which come in useful to keep the pugs warm.
Through the perspectives of passengers and crew members, Lawhon deftly draws readers into the lives of the cabin boy, the navigator and the stewardess.