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watermanship

[waw-ter-muh n-ship, wot-er-]
noun
  1. the skill, duties, business, etc., of a waterman.
  2. skill in rowing or boating.
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Origin of watermanship

First recorded in 1880–85; waterman + -ship
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Examples from the Web for watermanship

Historical Examples of watermanship

  • It is evident that watermanship of a very high order is needed for this feat.

    Rowing

    Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

  • The art of ‘watermanship’ had not then reached its present pitch.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • Among University oars, watermanship is oftenest found in those who have rowed as schoolboys.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • Much as watermanship is needed in a four, it is still more important to possess it when rowing in a pair.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • He thus gains invaluable lessons, both in watermanship and in racing experience, which are not open to his American cousin.

    Rowing

    Rudolf Chambers Lehmann