Bulker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bulker (Naut) A person employed to ascertain the bulk or size of goods, in order to fix the amount of freight or dues payable on them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bulker Nautical, a person employed to determine the quantity or bulk of goods, so as to fix the amount of freight- or shore-dues to which they are liable.
    • n bulker A beam.
    • n bulker A butcher's stall.
    • n bulker One who sleeps under bulks or benches; a night-walker.
    • n bulker A common strumpet or jilt.
    • n bulker One who bulks tobacco, fish, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bulker a street thief or strumpet
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.; Prof. Skeat suggests Scand. bálk-r, beam, and Dr Murray quotes also an A.S. bolca, gangway of a ship.

Usage

In literature:

I'm Bulker, of the old North Pass.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
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In news:

China Shipyard Delivers Panamax Bulker to SCI.
Greek Owners Sell Bulker 'Clipper Grace'.
3M introduces 3M Laminating Bulker for fiberglass construction applications.
China Shipbuilder Delivers Handymax Bulker.
A Grundfos project aboard a Lauritzen Bulkers cargo ship shows that large vessels could be losing money on wasted energy.
Helping drag down the group were shares of Safe Bulkers (SB), off about 21.6% and shares of Dryships (DRYS) off about 14.4% on the day.
The 12,589 dwt bulker went aground off its dock at Detroit on April 18 and was subsequently refloated and moved to the Belle Isle anchorage.
The Malta-flag bulker XL has been taken under tow by a tug and is bound for Singapore, Reuters reported.
The 150,661-dwt bulker had been drifting off northwestern Australia after an engine room fire in which two crew members died on November 10.
With its 14 tractors and 14 dry bulkers, Coover Trucking Inc hauls cement and related products throughout Kansas and into the surrounding states.
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