Cabin boy

Cabin Cab"in (k[a^]b"[i^]n), n. [OF. caban, fr. W. caban booth, cabin, dim. of cab cot, tent; or fr. F. cabane, cabine, LL. cabanna, perh. from the Celtic.] 1. A cottage or small house; a hut. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

A hunting cabin in the west. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

2. A small room; an inclosed place. [1913 Webster]

So long in secret cabin there he held Her captive. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. A room in ship for officers or passengers. [1913 Webster]

{Cabin boy}, a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cabin boy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cabin boy : singular cabin boy plural cabin boys a boy who worked on a ship as a servant in the past …   English dictionary

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  • cabin boy — cab′in boy n. a boy employed as a servant on a ship • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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