[ ledz-muh n ]
/ ˈlɛdz mən /

noun, plural leads·men.

a sailor who sounds with a lead line.


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Origin of leadsman

First recorded in 1500–10; lead2 + 's1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for leadsman

/ (ˈlɛdzmən) /

noun plural -men

nautical a sailor who takes soundings with a lead line
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