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one who works on an oil pipeline or equipment. duties include pump repair, installation, and mechanical operation. basically just a greasier millwright.
1. the refinery hired three new roustabouts.

2. (in a superior british accent)
You, sir, are a gregarious, tobacco chewing roustabout!
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Short burst of network gaming usually a multiplayer first person shooter
(in an open plan office)
Piers: Anyone working?
Sharpey: Nah, do you fancy a quick roustabout?
Boston: yeah rack it up Farcry or something different?
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Short burst of network gaming usually a multiplayer first person shooter
(in an open plan office)
Piers: Anyone working?
Sharpey: Nah, do you fancy a quick roustabout?
Boston: yeah rack it up Farcry or something different?
by Piers Harrison May 14, 2007
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"The British are engaged in their own war on terror, or, as they refer to it over there, 'the global row against roustabouts'."
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A Roustabout is a strong, hardworking female and sometimes males in the agricultural industry that works with shearers in the Shearing sheds. They handle the wool, press the wool, pen up sheep etc. Running around for 8 plus hours a day and can be working in 40+ degree heat.
β€œThese roustabouts are bloody hard working”
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