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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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roustabout

noun
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Translations

roustabout

[ˈraʊstəbaʊt] N (US) → peón m
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roustabout

[ˈraʊstəbaʊt] (US) nmanœuvre m
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roustabout

n
(US Naut) (= deckhand)Deckhelfer m; (in dock) → Werft- or Hafenarbeiter m
(US: = unskilled labourer) → Hilfsarbeiter m
(Austral) → Helfer mbeim Scheren
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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 town to town, his Gospel train rides the rails of 1920s Appalachia, spreading the Good News with his daughter and a loyal group of roustabouts in tow.
When it came time for closing arguments, English was in a saloon, "stinking drunk." A couple of bar room roustabouts heaved him into a buggy and hauled him off to court.
He knew all the performers and roustabouts, and they doted on him.
Seng said tons of different worker types are in demand, from entry-level roustabouts to seasoned drilling supervisors.
Oil is booming, but after the wells are drilled and the pumping becomes mechanized, there is not much call for "roustabouts." There are plenty of jobs for migrant agricultural or domestic workers, but Americans won't take those jobs.
Oil and gas roustabouts, for example, usually learn the skills they need on the job.
A total of 34 have qualified as drilling fluids engineers, 21 as derrickmen and five as roustabouts. They will work with PDO contractors Dalma Energy, Abraj Energy Services, National Drilling and Services Company and (Drilling) Mud Industries.
A total of 34 have qualified as drilling fluids engineers, 21 as derrick men and five as roustabouts. They will work with PDO contractors Dalma Energy, Abraj Energy Services, National Drilling and Services Company and (Drilling) Mud Industries.
by Times News Service A total of 34 have qualified as drilling fluids engineers, 21 as derrickmen and five as roustabouts. Photo-Supplied
When the roustabouts set about assembling the haunted house I