Know Your Next Word : roustabout

4. roustabout :

noun :

1. a casual or unskilled laborer, especially on an oil rig

2. a circus laborer who helps in setting up and taking down the tents and in caring for the animals, equipment and grounds

Usage :

But Smith has made it, for 18 years, starting as a roustabout in Long Beach and working his way up to lead operator overseeing the daily workings of Platform B off Santa Barbara's coast.( Zeke Barlow : Platform Workers At Peace With Long Hours, Workweek : Ventura County Star (California) : Feb 1 - 2009.)

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