noun, plural at·a·mans.
Origin of ataman
Examples from the Web for ataman
The decision maker turned out to be a gray-haired Cossack ataman, or commander, in a traditional sheepskin hat.
I should have had to knuckle down very submissively to some ataman, or bully, and this I was not willing to do.
They live there in dirty little cabins and underground caves, a close community with its ataman and common funds.
In a moment we found ourselves surrounded by them, while a path in front was stopped by the Ataman.
The common saying, "Bear patiently, Cossack; you will one day be Ataman!"Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
“Ataman” or “hetman” is also the name of the elected elder of the stanitsa, the unit of Cossack administration.