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Northman

[nawrth-muh n]
noun, plural North·men.
  1. one of the ancient Scandinavians, especially a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established settlements in Great Britain, Ireland, many parts of continental Europe, and probably in parts of North America.
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Also Norseman.

Origin of Northman

before 900; Old English northman(n) (not recorded in ME); see north, -man
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Historical Examples of northman

  • In that world, then, there was once upon a time a Commanding Officer and a Northman.

    Tales Of Hearsay

    Joseph Conrad

  • He was a robust Northman, bearded, and in the force of his age.

    Tales Of Hearsay

    Joseph Conrad

  • The Northman let himself fall on it, his hands still in his pockets.

    Tales Of Hearsay

    Joseph Conrad

  • Drops of fog hung on the yellow beard and moustaches of the Northman.

    Tales Of Hearsay

    Joseph Conrad

  • Into this dark spot the Northman rowed his vessel and landed with his men.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for northman

Northman

noun plural -men
  1. another name for a Viking
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