landman

[land-muh n, -man]
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noun, plural land·men [land-muh n, -men] /ˈlænd mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a person who bargains with landowners for the mineral rights to their land, as on behalf of an oil company.

Nearby words

  1. landlord,
  2. landlordism,
  3. landlordly,
  4. landlouper,
  5. landlubber,
  6. landmark,
  7. landmass,
  8. landmine,
  9. lando,
  10. landon

Origin of landman

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landmann. See land, man1

Usage note

See -man.

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