"boom-passenger" Definition

  1. a sailor’s slang term for a convict on board ship. Derived from the circumstance that prisoners on board convict ships were chained to, or were made to crawl along or stand on the booms for exercise or punishment.

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Position in the dictionary: 292 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: boon-companion, booze, boozing-ken, boozy, bore, bos-ken, bosh, bosh-faker, bosky, bosman
Previous words in the dictionary: boom, books, bookmaker’s pocket, booked, book, booby-trap, bonnet, boniface, bones, bone-picker

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