roustabout


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roust·a·bout

 (rous′tə-bout′)
n.
1. A laborer employed for temporary or unskilled jobs, as in an oil field.
2. A circus laborer.
3. A deck or wharf laborer, especially on the Mississippi River.

roustabout

(ˈraʊstəˌbaʊt)
n
1. (Professions) an unskilled labourer on an oil rig
2. (Agriculture) Austral another word for rouseabout
3. (Professions) Austral another word for rouseabout
4. (Professions) US and Canadian a labourer in a circus or fairground

roust•a•bout

(ˈraʊst əˌbaʊt)

n.
1. a wharf laborer or deck hand.
2. a circus laborer who helps to set up tents, care for the animals, etc.
3. any unskilled laborer, esp. one working in an oil field.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual laborroustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor

roustabout

noun
Translations

roustabout

[ˈraʊstəbaʊt] N (US) → peón m

roustabout

[ˈraʊstəbaʊt] (US) nmanœuvre m

roustabout

n
(US Naut) (= deckhand)Deckhelfer m; (in dock) → Werft- or Hafenarbeiter m
(US: = unskilled labourer) → Hilfsarbeiter m
(Austral) → Helfer mbeim Scheren
References in classic literature ?
It 'uz pow'ful hot, deckhan's en roustabouts 'uz sprawled aroun' asleep on de fo'cas'l', de second mate, Jim Bangs, he sot dah on de bitts wid his head down, asleep--'ca'se dat's de way de second mate stan' de cap'n's watch!--en de ole watchman, Billy Hatch, he 'uz a-noddin' on de companionway;--en I knowed 'em all; en, lan', but dey did look good!
from April to September 2014 as a roustabout at its Tioga facility.
This day, in early October, was the club's annual fall Roustabout and Fun Day.
Blood Wizard added Shea Cooper to the team, which must mean Gurney's backing him and CIRCA upped their game by signing heelflipping legend Neen Williams and up-rail roustabout Cole Wilson.
"I had summer jobs as a roustabout that ultimately led to my pursuit of a petroleum engineering degree, followed by receiving an MBA from Texas Tech University.
During the oil and gas drilling boom from 2004 to 2014, the industry created some of the best-paid jobs in the economy for workers at all levels from roustabout to petroleum engineer.
In her first two years at the University of Texas, Katrina Welch was a petroleum engineering major and worked as a roustabout in an oil field during the summer.
The firm serves the energy and industrial markets providing turnkey compressor and metering stations, civil work, fabrication, roustabout and well pad and roadway construction services.
The company serves the energy and industrial markets offering turnkey compressor and metering stations, civil work, fabrication, roustabout and well pad and roadway construction services.
Set in the 1950s, somewhere in the American Midwest, Love Me Tender is the story of Chad, a rock 'n' roll loving, self-confident roustabout who on release from prison travels to a nearby little town, which is in dire need of some life.
Set in 1950s small-town America, the action opens behind bars, where leatherclad "roustabout" Chad (Ben Lewis) is serving a spell in chokey for "exciting" the local womenfolk.
Based by writer Joe DiPietro on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, with Ben Lewis' Fonz-like roustabout Chad falling for motorcycle repair girl Natalie (Laura Tebbutt) while she's disguised as a man to get closer to him, the show is almost a parody of the image of the square-jawed all-American hero and the old-fashioned values of Elvis' films.