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landman

[land-muh n, -man]
noun, plural land·men [land-muh n, -men] /ˈlænd mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. landsman1(def 1).
  2. leaseman.
  3. a person who bargains with landowners for the mineral rights to their land, as on behalf of an oil company.
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Origin of landman

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

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for landman

Historical Examples

  • But what will you say when I tell you that the landman in question is no other than my brother?

    Private Papers of William Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce

  • The name of the Landman who lived in the island was Thorfinn.

  • Two of my adjutants—Pieter Hugo and Landman—had remained with me.

    In the Shadow of Death

    P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald

  • High′lander, High′landman, an inhabitant of a mountainous region; High′-low, a high shoe fastened with a leather thong in front.

  • The other was William Powell, an Irish landman, who was slightly wounded in the buttock.