[beylz-muh n]

noun, plural bails·men.

a person who gives bail or acts as surety.

Origin of bailsman

1860–65; bail1 + 's1 + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bailsman

underwriter, backer, sponsor, patron, bondsman, bondswoman

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Historical Examples of bailsman

  • Speke had his bedding amidships, spread on reeds; the cook and bailsman sat facing him, and Bombay and one Belooch behind him.