- a person who manages or is employed on a raft.
Origin of raftsman
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Historical Examples of raftsman
It amounted to something being a raftsman on such a craft as that.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
New thoughts and aims came into the mind of the raftsman's daughter.
He was elected, not because he was a raftsman, but because the Democrats of that day outnumbered the Whigs.The Old Pike
Thomas B. Searight
The raftsman looked pityingly in the haggard face of the speaker—the face which a year ago was so bright and boyish.
Holding her hand, which was all the caress the presence of strangers would permit, Philip turned to the raftsman.