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.
Example sentences from the Web for ferryman
For what bridge shall cross the uncrossable, what ferryman ply for silver pounds on the Great Gulf?V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
"Then I'll not break my back rowing you over," said the ferryman, decidedly.The Marvellous Land of Oz|L. Frank Baum
Light and active, he soon got out again, drying his clothes and passing the night at the house of the ferryman.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Boat and ferryman seemed some exquisite animate medallion of another age.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
Where we come to cross the river, Uncle George Tunnel was the ferryman.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration