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[tuhb-muh n]
noun, plural tub·men. Old English Law.
  1. a barrister in the Court of Exchequer who had precedence in motions over every other barrister except the postman.
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Origin of tubman

First recorded in 1635–45; tub + -man


[tuhb-muh n]
  1. HarrietAraminta, 1820?–1913, U.S. abolitionist: escaped slave and leader of the Underground Railroad; served as a Union scout during Civil War.
  2. William Va·can·a·rat Shadrach [vuh-kan-uh-rat] /vəˈkæn əˌræt/, 1895–1971, president of Liberia 1944–71.
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Examples from the Web for tubman

Historical Examples

  • Bless my soul, Deacon Tubman, I don't know but that you are right!

    The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories

    W. H. H. Murray

  • During the late war, Mrs. Tubman was eminently faithful and useful to the cause of our country.

  • Thank you, Deacon Tubman, I hope you may have many happy returns.

British Dictionary definitions for tubman


  1. William Vacanarat Shadrach (vəˈkænəˌræt ˈʃædræk). 1895–1971, Liberian statesman; president of Liberia (1944–71)
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