Swab"ber (?), v. t.

To swab.

[R.]

 

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Swab"ber, n. [D. zwabber; cf.D. zwabberen to swab, G. schwabbern, Dan. svabre, Sw. svab a swab, svabla to swab.]

1.

One who swabs a floor or desk.

Shak.

2. Naut.

Formerly, an interior officer on board of British ships of war, whose business it was to see that the ship was kept clean.

3.

Same as Swobber, 2.

 

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