cabin boy

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cabin boy

n.
A boy servant aboard a ship.
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cabin boy

n
(Nautical Terms) a boy who waits on the officers and passengers of a ship
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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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"Now then, bullies," he said briskly, "six of you walk the plank to-night, but I have room for two cabin boys. Which of you is it to be?"
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. Four white sailors had constituted the original crew for'ard, but one by one they had yielded to the charms of palm-waving South Sea isles and been replaced by islanders.
All drank except Lee Goom, the abstemious cabin boy. This rite accomplished, they waited for the next, the present-giving.
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. He was an honest man, and a good sailor, but a little too positive in his own opinions, which was the cause of his destruction, as it has been with several others; for if he had followed my advice, he might have been safe at home with his family at this time, as well as myself.
Would go cabin boy, cook, supercargo, or common sailor.
Musical co-creator Maury Yeston says: "The idea that a troupe of actors will tour this show in the UK, birthplace of the ship, where the workers of Belfast, the cabin boys and maids and stewards from Liverpool, the officers and crew, the stokers and stevedores from the Midlands, all created a miraculous floating city, means more to me than I can say.
CABIN boys and girls from a Middlesbrough school got a taste of life on the ocean wave at a Teesside library.
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