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.

Origin of landman

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

Usage note

See -man.
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