noun, plural fer·ry·men.
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Origin of ferryman
OTHER WORDS FROM ferrymansub·fer·ry·man, noun, plural sub·fer·ry·men.
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How to use ferryman in a sentence
You think of the ferryman in the Middle Ages, who basically said, yeah, you got to pay me if you want to cross the river here or pay a bridge toll.
“Whenever we git there,” said Jimmy, pushing off the launch and waving his hand to the ferryman.Mr. Opp|Alice Hegan Rice
He merely repeated: "I'm the ferryman, and it's my business to carry people across the lake."
Looking at the ferryman more closely she saw that he had small eyes, a big nose, and a sharp chin.
In preparing a body for burial, the Greeks took a piece of money and put it into the mouth, to give to the ferryman Charon.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
To begin with, a boat on a river is normally a vehicle of pleasure; but the ferryman's boat is a drudge.Adventures and Enthusiasms|E. V. Lucas