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Definition of dockman's hanky

dockman's hanky

  • Blowing one's nose by holding the other nostril with a finger. Done by dock workers. Also, the preferred method of many cyclists.
    I did not have a tissue, so I used the dockman's hanky.

    Last edited on Nov 16 1999. Submitted by Mr. Jones from Gainesville, FL, USA on Nov 16 1999.

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Definitions include: Clearing one's nostrils by holding one nostril closed with one finger and forcing the other nostril clear by pressure.
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