Synonyms for swabber
- able-bodied sailor
- deck hand
- old salt
- sea dog
- sea person
- water dog
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWABBER
I'm afraid the sea is too cold for me this morning, Mr. Swabber.
There was no place on board for a 'waister,' a 'swabber,' longshoreman, or sea labourer.
Under the swabber there was a temporary rate known as the liar.
For the duty even of a swabber, he does not consider himself too high, but washes the deck most delicately clean.