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bridgeman

[brij-muh n] /ˈbrɪdʒ mən/
noun, plural bridgemen.
1.
a person who works on a bridge or on the construction of bridges.
2.
a person who manages the loading and unloading of ferries at a landing dock.
Origin of bridgeman
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; bridge1 + -man
Usage note
See -man.
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