beach-comber









beach-comber


noun

  1. a person who lives by gathering salable articles of jetsam, refuse, etc., from beaches.
  2. a vagrant who lives on the seashore, especially a nonnative person living in such a way on a South Pacific island.
  3. a long wave rolling in from the ocean onto the beach.

noun

  1. a person who searches shore debris for anything of worth, esp a vagrant living on a beach
  2. Canadian (in British Columbia) a person who is paid for salvaging loose logs and returning them to logging companies
  3. a long high wave rolling onto a beach
n.

1840, from beach (n.) + agent noun from comb (v.).

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