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[lahy-ter-muh n] /ˈlaɪ tər mən/
noun, plural lightermen.
a person who navigates a lighter.
Origin of lighterman
First recorded in 1550-60; lighter2 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As a lighterman he did better, until the building of a wharf ruined his business.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche
  • "That's me," said the lighterman, as he pushed his unwieldy craft from the jetty.

    His Other Self W.W. Jacobs
  • He was the son of a lighterman, and for many years stood behind a counter and sold books.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • The offensive antics of a lighterman in mid-stream, who nearly fell overboard in his efforts to attract his attention, he ignored.

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