noun, plural leads·men.
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He slowed the freighter to a snail's pace when he approached the dredged channel, and at last the leadsman found suitable bottom.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
At a signal the leadsman had flown his pigeon again, though we were well past all reefs.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Then came the leadsman's long-drawn chant, once so familiar, the monotonous repeating in river parlance of the depths of water.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
A leadsman had been stationed on each side of the forecastle, though there was no present occasion for their services.Within The Enemy's Lines|Oliver Optic
The leadsman was ordered to sound, as the screw was stopped, and he reported sixteen fathoms with the deep-sea lead.Stand By The Union|Oliver Optic