- a person living in a dale or valley, especially in the northern counties of England.
Origin of dalesman
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Examples from the Web for dalesman
ON the following morning there was a sheep-auction at the Dalesman's Daughter.Bob, Son of Battle
None but a dalesman, he said, could read Wordsworth aright, or really love him.
The dalesman you meet on the highway can tell you all the lore of his parish, giving dates and citing illustrative lays.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
The Dalesman's broad breast heaved indignantly, and there was a sob in his voice as he replied.Barren Honour: A Novel
George A. Lawrence
My companion talked as only a dalesman can talk—as one whose whole heart is in his subject.
- a person living in a dale, esp in the dales of N England