noun plural -men
Word Origin for tacksman
Examples from the Web for tacksman
It therefore requires all the tacksman's authority to prevent a practice so pregnant with danger.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 4 (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart.
The tacksman is necessarily a man capable of securing to the laird the whole rent, and is commonly a collateral relation.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 5|Boswell
The Tacksman is necessarily a man capable of securing to the Laird the whole rent, and is commonly a collateral relation.
Altogether it had the appearance of being the residence of a person of the rank of a small proprietor or tacksman.
The land, say they, is let to the Tacksman at sixpence an acre, and by him to the tenant at ten-pence.