noun, plural lands·men.
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Definition for landsman (2 of 2)
noun, plural lands·leit [lahnts-lahyt], /ˈlɑnts laɪt/, English lands·men.Yiddish.
Example sentences from the Web for landsman
Every available thing was done, that landsman or sailor could try, So fell the burning shower of words that met my bewildered eye.Victor Roy, A Masonic Poem|Harriet Annie Wilkins
The North was in his blood, and the sea, even though he was a landsman, spoke adventure.The Spell of Scotland|Keith Clark
To a landsman, his control of the various ships and his forethought in obtaining supplies seemed little short of marvellous.Five Months at Anzac|Joseph Lievesley Beeston
It is not easy to make a landsman understand the confidence which a sailor feels in a rope.The Two Admirals|J. Fenimore Cooper
And to prove it the work of a landsman he began his own story, The Pilot.Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860|Henrietta Christian Wright