- (dated) A boy or young man who is employed to serve as an attendant for passengers or crew members on a ship.
a boy serving on a ship
- cabin-boy in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
- “cabinboy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007) / “cabin boy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
- “cabin boy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.