[ deylz-muhn ]

noun,plural dales·men.
  1. a person living in a dale or valley, especially in the northern counties of England.

Origin of dalesman

First recorded in 1760–70; dale + 's1 + man

Words Nearby dalesman

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How to use dalesman in a sentence

  • Or, if dialect poetry must be concerned only with rustic life, was the Craven dalesman to have no voice in the matter?

  • It is a country in which sheep are paramount; and every other dalesman is engaged in that profession which is as old as Abel.

    Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant
  • It was in a very wrathful mood that on his way home he turned into the dalesman's Daughter in Silverdale.

    Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant
  • A red-headed dalesman snatched up a sword, but was felled by a blow from the fist of his neighbor.

    Sir Nigel | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Ralph recalled some dim memory of the young dalesman asking about his father.

British Dictionary definitions for dalesman


/ (ˈdeɪlzmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a person living in a dale, esp in the dales of N England

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