cabin boy

IPA: kˈæbʌnbˈɔɪ

noun

  • (dated) A boy or young man who is employed to serve as an attendant for passengers or crew members on a ship.
  • (dated) A male flight attendant.

cabin-boy

IPA: kˈæbnbɔɪ

noun

  • Alternative spelling of cabin boy [(dated) A boy or young man who is employed to serve as an attendant for passengers or crew members on a ship.]

Examples of "cabin-boy" in Sentences

  • Are you going to take up your duties as cabin-boy?
  • In the meantime the erstwhile cabin-boy had not moved.
  • He inquired of the cook, the cabin-boy, the captain, concerning the food stores.
  • When I turned around, a moment later, I saw the cabin-boy staggering to his feet.
  • The cabin-boy — and he weighed one hundred and sixty-five at the very least — crumpled up.
  • Then the cook and cabin-boy broke out anchor, and, while one hove it up, the other hoisted the jib.
  • I had seen the frightful treatment of the cabin-boy, and knew that I should very probably receive the same, if not worse.
  • Well, he was cabin-boy twenty years ago on the Scottish Chiefs, and after she was cut off he was a slave there at Poonga-Poonga.
  • This he took in good part, and was really pleased, nodding his head with direful foreknowledge and mystery, until George Leach, the erstwhile cabin-boy, ventured some rough pleasantry on the subject.
  • It sounded like the gurgling of a brook over mossy stones in some quiet dell, and the crooning song of it lured me away and out of myself till I was no longer Hump the cabin-boy, nor Van Weyden, the man who had dreamed away thirty-five years among books.

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