noun, plural mess·men. Naval.
Examples from the Web for messman
The first hint of this came from the messman and cook who commenced to make a Herculean sweep of the pint-mugs and tin plates.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Job preference had already figured in the organization of the new Messman's Branch established in January 1943.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
"Take them down to the messman and see that they have a good meal," he commanded, when he had finished.With Wellington in Spain|F. S. Brereton
Messman, one of those very stiff whiskies for Mr. Sabre—go on, Sabre, you must.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
The beaker was so greasy and filthy that I could not help turning round to the messman and saying, 'Fellow, get me a glass!'Barry Lyndon|William Makepeace Thackeray