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[rafts-muh n, rahfts-] /ˈræfts mən, ˈrɑfts-/
noun, plural raftsmen.
a person who manages or is employed on a raft.
Origin of raftsman
First recorded in 1770-80; raft1 + 's1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The raftsman looked pityingly in the haggard face of the speaker—the face which a year ago was so bright and boyish.

  • It amounted to something being a raftsman on such a craft as that.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Mr Muammad the raftsman was sent to find a place convenient for making a bridge and to collect requisites for making it.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • He was elected, not because he was a raftsman, but because the Democrats of that day outnumbered the Whigs.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • Even the raftsman, brave and powerful as he was, felt that uneasiness which springs from such a source.

  • Holding her hand, which was all the caress the presence of strangers would permit, Philip turned to the raftsman.

  • Flat and generally of sad aspect, the country of the raftsman lies remote and uncommended.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • "We'll charter a steam-tug next time," growled the raftsman, looking about him on the various parcels.

  • New thoughts and aims came into the mind of the raftsman's daughter.

  • She gave a graphic account of the whole interview to the raftsman as soon as he came in to tea.

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