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lighterman

[lahy-ter-muh n]
noun, plural light·er·men.
  1. a person who navigates a lighter.
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Origin of lighterman

First recorded in 1550–60; lighter2 + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lighterman

Historical Examples

  • As a lighterman he did better, until the building of a wharf ruined his business.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche

  • "That's me," said the lighterman, as he pushed his unwieldy craft from the jetty.

    His Other Self

    W.W. Jacobs

  • He was the son of a lighterman, and for many years stood behind a counter and sold books.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • The offensive antics of a lighterman in mid-stream, who nearly fell overboard in his efforts to attract his attention, he ignored.