day man


noun

a seaman who is a member of a deck gang.
Also called idler. a member of a ship's company who does not stand watch and who ordinarily works only during the day, as a carpenter or sailmaker.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of day man

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for day man