ETYM Spanish estivador a packer, a stower, from estivar to pack, to stow, Latin stipare to press, compress, probably akin to Eng. stiff. Related to Stiff, Stive to stuff.
A laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port; SYN. loader, longshoreman, docker, dockhand, dock worker, dock-walloper, lumper.
Dock worker who loads and unloads ships.