[ boht-muh n ]
/ ˈboʊt mən /

noun, plural boat·men.

a person skilled in the use of small craft.
a person who sells, rents, or works on boats.



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Also boatsman.

Origin of boatman

First recorded in 1505–15; boat + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for boatman

/ (ˈbəʊtmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who works on, hires out, repairs, or operates a boat or boats
short for water boatman
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