[waw-ter-muh n, wot-er-]
- a person who manages or works on a boat; boatman.
- a person skilled in rowing or boating.
- Chesapeake Bay Area. a person with a general license to take any legal catch of fish and shellfish in Chesapeake Bay.
Origin of waterman
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Examples from the Web for waterman
Waterman, a native of Portland, Maine, advertised on Craigslist under the name Lexi.
Waterman was last seen with her boyfriend at a hotel in Hauppauge, New York.
London picture dealer Offer Waterman clinched deals for a total of six British contemporary paintings and a Modernist sculpture.London Auctions
June 25, 2010
The page loitered behind, talking, as it seemed, to the waterman.The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming
That wouldn't be far for Waterman to go after 'em, but do you think he'd do it?The Grammar School Boys of Gridley
H. Irving Hancock
This I learned from a waterman at the quays, who had helped to load their goods.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
For half-an-hour I could not say whether I was gaining on her, or my waterman on me.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
Mrs. Waterman laughed richly, and set her umbrella in the corner.Country Neighbors</p>
- a skilled boatman
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