ferryman


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ferryman

(ˈfɛrɪmən)
n, pl ferrymen
(Nautical Terms) a man who operates a ferry
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fer•ry•man

(ˈfɛr i mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who operates a ferry.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ferryman - a man who operates a ferryferryman - a man who operates a ferry    
Charon - (Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades
boatman, waterman, boater - someone who drives or rides in a boat
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Translations

ferryman

[ˈferɪmən] N (ferrymen (pl)) → barquero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ferryman

[ˈfɛrɪmən] n (ferrymen (pl)) → traghettatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Seeing a Ferryman in his boat he paid something for his passage and was about to embark.
"No," said the Ferryman. "Put your neck in this noose, and I will tow you over.
"There," said the Ferryman, hauling him ashore and disengaging him, "you are now in the City of Political Distinction.
One could divine by the ray of a tiny light the sort of hut in the form of a beehive where the ferryman of cows took refuge at night.
"Happy ferryman!" thought Gringoire; "you do not dream of glory, and you do not make marriage songs!
It was the cow ferryman, who was taking his part in the rejoicings of the day, and letting off fireworks.
"Yes, if you have money," returned the ferryman, whose face looked cross and disagreeable.
"Then I'll not break my back rowing you over," said the ferryman, decidedly.
"There ought to be a ferryman with a boat," said the Scarecrow; "but I don't see any."
At Walnut Grove, bustling with life, the few Americane consisted of the storekeeper, the saloonkeeper, the butcher, the keeper of the drawbridge, and the ferryman. Yet two thriving towns were in Walnut Grove, one Chinese, one Japanese.
"No, be quiet, it is the ferryman of Loewestein, a smart young man of twenty-five."
D'Artagnan took advantage of the lamp which burned in the cabin of the ferryman to read the billet of Mme.