Meaning of “beachcomber” in the English Dictionary

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"beachcomber" in British English

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beachcombernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbiːtʃˌkəʊ.mər/ us /ˈbiːtʃˌkoʊ.mɚ/

Examples from literature

  • It was the tale of this old beachcomber that brought us here, he explained. 
  • The first a big sailor as was evident by his gait, as well as his costume, and the man who followed in his wake was of a slinking type, and may have been a beachcomber. 

(Definition of “beachcomber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)