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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.
Like the Cavendish, the Irish potato lumper crop lacked genetic diversity, which caused it to start dying out, which led to millions of deaths and mass migrations from Ireland.
They sowed only one strain of potato - the Irish Lumper (uniform potato code).
But to have that lumper, it gives me a bit of breathing space ahead of the schedule I've got planned so I can just focus on playing some good golf.
Funds can also be sent directly to lumper service companies if needed.
Whereas Rhoads is a splitter, DeMillo is a lumper, assimilating many rather different phenomena and projects into a master narrative.
MyLumper, the trucking industry's first electronic payment platform that facilitates lumper fee payment instantly and securely, has launched its web- and smartphone-based solution.
Rail Solutions Asia (RSA) 2016 was held from 11th to 13th May at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia.
There are a couple of less obvious cities in the top 10 too, with Kuala Lumper at number five and Istanbul at number eight, while the so-called fashion capital of the world, Paris, languishes in ninth place.
The future direction for the region in the next 10 years will also be unveiled on Sunday as the bloc adopts the Kuala Lumper Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together.
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.