ferryman


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ferryman: Charon

ferryman

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

fer•ry•man

(ˈfɛr i mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who operates a ferry.
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
Translations

ferryman

[ˈferɪmən] N (ferrymen (pl)) → barquero m

ferryman

[ˈfɛrɪmən] n (ferrymen (pl)) → traghettatore m
References in classic literature ?
Seeing a Ferryman in his boat he paid something for his passage and was about to embark.
There," said the Ferryman, hauling him ashore and disengaging him, "you are now in the City of Political Distinction.
I don't think you will,", said the Ferryman, pushing off; "this city is situated on the Island of the Unreturning.
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.
Thanks, ferryman, your cabin rests my eyes, and makes me forget Paris
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.
She was a-visiting there at Booth's Landing, and just in the edge of the evening she started over with her nigger woman in the horse-ferry to stay all night at her friend's house, Miss What-you-may-call-herQI disremember her name -- and they lost their steering- oar, and swung around and went a-floating down, stern first, about two mile, and saddle-baggsed on the wreck, and the ferryman and the nigger woman and the horses was all lost, but Miss Hooker she made a grab and got aboard the wreck.
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.