boatman


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boat·man

 (bōt′mən)
n.
One who works on, deals with, or operates boats.

boat′man·ship′ n.

boatman

(ˈbəʊtmən)
n, pl -men
1. a man who works on, hires out, repairs, or operates a boat or boats
2. (Animals) short for water boatman

boat•man

(ˈboʊt mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person skilled in the use of boats.
2. a person who sells, rents, or works on boats.
[1505–15]
boat′man•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boatman - someone who drives or rides in a boatboatman - someone who drives or rides in a boat
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
canoeist, paddler - someone paddling a canoe
ferryman - a man who operates a ferry
gondolier, gondoliere - a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola
oarsman, rower - someone who rows a boat
punter - someone who propels a boat with a pole
Translations
بَحّار، نوتي، مَراكِبي
převozník
færgemand
csónakos
ferjumaîur, bátmaîur
prievozník
kayıkçısandalcı

boatman

[ˈbəʊtmən] N (boatmen (pl)) → barquero m

boat

(bəut) noun
1. a small vessel for travelling over water. We'll cross the stream by boat.
2. a larger vessel for the same purpose; a ship. to cross the Atlantic in a passenger boat.
3. a serving-dish shaped like a boat. a gravy-boat.
verb
to sail about in a small boat for pleasure. They are boating on the river.
ˈboatman noun
a man in charge of a small boat in which fare-paying passengers are carried.
in the same boat
in the same, usually difficult, position or circumstances. We're all in the same boat as far as low wages are concerned.
ˈspeedboat noun
a fast motor boat.
References in classic literature ?
A boatman turned where he sat on the gunwale, lifted up his hand, said something that was not a blessing, and the boats creaked on through the twilight.
Said a boatman, "Get axes and kill him, for he is the Mugger of the ford.
He ran along the high road, took the path he had before taken, and reaching the ferry, interrogated the boatman.
About seven o'clock in the evening, the boatman had taken over a young woman, wrapped in a black mantle, who appeared to be very anxious not to be recognized; but entirely on account of her precautions, the boatman had paid more attention to her and discovered that she was young and pretty.
The boatman was away, and only his boy was in charge.
I landed half-way down the beach, and secured the services of an old boatman to take me back.
I asked my boatman what it should be, and he answered he supposed it was some of the red soldiers coming from Fort William into Appin, against the poor tenantry of the country.
On returning to the sacristy he had torn off his alb, cope, and stole, had flung all into the hands of the stupefied beadle, had made his escape through the private door of the cloister, had ordered a boatman of the Terrain to transport him to the left bank of the Seine, and had plunged into the hilly streets of the University, not knowing whither he was going, encountering at every step groups of men and women who were hurrying joyously towards the Pont Saint-Michel, in the hope of still arriving in time to see the witch hung there,--pale, wild, more troubled, more blind and more fierce than a night bird let loose and pursued by a troop of children in broad daylight.
Rosa, beyond herself and nearly mad with joy and fear at the idea of the black tulip being found again, started for the White Swan, followed by the boatman, a stout lad from Frisia, who was strong enough to knock down a dozen Boxtels single-handed.
Presently Dominic, hailing an idle boatman, directed him to go and fish his nephew out; and by-and-by Cesar appeared walking on board from the quay, shivering, streaming with filthy water, with bits of rotten straws in his hair and a piece of dirty orange-peel stranded on his shoulder.
It's the right sort of a house for such a thorough-built boatman.
Better than any sort of locomotion, I hope you mean," said Philip, smiling at Maggie, who was lolling backward in a low garden-chair; "else she will be selling her soul to that ghostly boatman who haunts the Floss, only for the sake of being drifted in a boat forever.