Ste"ve*dore` (?), n. [Sp. estivador a packer, a stower, fr. estivar to pack, to stow, L. stipare to press, compress, probably akin to E. stiff. See Stiff, Stive to stuff.]

One whose occupation is to load and unload vessels in port; one who stows a cargo in a hold.

 

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