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[gildz-muh n] /ˈgɪldz mən/
noun, plural guildsmen.
a member of a guild.
Origin of guildsman
First recorded in 1870-75; guild + 's1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The costumes of the guildsmen of Valencia have been already noticed.

  • In all this we may see the handiwork of the guildsmen, and likewise in the events which followed.

    The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • Did he wish that he had let the guildsmen have their way on that memorable occasion before the Bouverie gate?

    The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • His banquets or meetings of officers, of sharpshooters and guildsmen, are the most interesting of his works.

  • The tocsin therefore was sounded and the hosts of guildsmen and burghers marched out to attack the enemy.

    The Spell of Flanders

    Edward Neville Vose
  • The movement that led up to it had arisen amongst the guildsmen as well as the churchmen and the nobles of the preceding century.

    The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
  • At other times the guildsmen of Bruges fought against those of Ghent.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium George W. T. Omond
British Dictionary definitions for guildsmen


noun (pl) -men
a man who is a member of a guild
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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