Noun: Roustabout (ROWSS-tuh-bowt)
1. A deckhand or a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport.
2. An unskilled or semiskilled laborer, especially in an oil field or refinery.
3. A circus worker who erects and dismantles tents, cares for the grounds, and handles animals and equipment.
4. A person with no permanent home or regular occupation; also one who stirs up trouble.
Sample sentence: Nathan worked for many years as a roustabout in the oil fields of Alaska until he earned enough money to go to college and became a petroleum engineer.