Pronunciation: (bēch'kō"mur), [key]
1. a person who lives by gathering salable articles of jetsam, refuse, etc., from beaches.
2. a vagrant who lives on the seashore, esp. a nonnative person living in such a way on a South Pacific island.
3. a long wave rolling in from the ocean onto the beach.
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