landman

[ land-muh n, -man ]
/ ˈlænd mən, -ˌmæn /
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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.

Origin of landman

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

Usage note

See -man.
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