landlubber


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land·lub·ber

 (lănd′lŭb′ər)
n.
A person unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship.

land′lub′ber·ly adj.
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landlubber

(ˈlændˌlʌbə)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical any person having no experience at sea
[C18: land + lubber]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

land•lub•ber

(ˈlændˌlʌb ər)

n.
an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.
[1690–1700; land + lubber]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landlubber - a person who lives and works on land
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
2.landlubber - an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
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Translations
maakrapu
landrotzoetwatermatroos
landkrabba

landlubber

[ˈlændˌlʌbəʳ] Nmarinero m de agua dulce
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

landlubber

[ˈlændlʌbər] nterrien(ne) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

landlubber

[ˈlændˌlʌbəʳ] n (fam) → marinaio d'acqua dolce
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
But all this lasted only a few soothing seconds before I jumped up too, making the boat roll like the veriest landlubber.
He had set them down as a set of landlubbers and braggadocios, and was disposed to treat them accordingly.
George was the veriest of landlubbers, so I was forced to give over bailing and take the tiller.
Lenny seems to have missed the point that many artists claim that they suffer for their art and what better for young artists to "suffer" than to actually work out for themselves what they want from art, and how to achieve it using their own "get up and go" and then steering their own coracle in that direction no matter how difficult, as there does not seem to be an obvious front end to a Coracle to many a landlubber.
Maggie was on hand to help out if another medical pair of hands were was a landlubber at to go to Orkney was DR needed.
But while Graves spent a lot of his life from an early age at sea in the service of his country, he was also a landlubber at heart.
While hunting for solutions to the growing mystery around her, Rilla and landlubber Sam work the family lobster boat and traps.
Ever since, many a landlubber has been in the throes of nausea without going near the ocean.
Bush, an aircraft carrier and author Geoff Dyer is a cavilling landlubber, a Woody Allen-type thrown into an ultra-muscular carrier world.
"Whether you're a marine biologist, an avid scuba diver or a landlocked landlubber, we encourage you to dive in and explore the ocean with Google Maps," concludes Google.
Landlubber Target - first holes intersect intercalated sediments, quartz veins and a highly altered intrusive rock possibly analogous to the Buccaneer Porphyry with elevated arsenic levels.
Her desire to re-connect with herself and her family led she and her husband to sell all and build a boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean: this charts their learning curve from landlubber to sailors in an outstanding adventure story perfect for any nautical collection.