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lands·man 1

One who lives and works on land.

lands·man 2

A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.

[Yiddish, from Middle High German lantsman, countryman : lant, land (from Old High German; see lendh- in Indo-European roots) + man, man (from Old High German; see man- in Indo-European roots).]


n, pl -men
1. a person who works or lives on land, as distinguished from a seaman
2. a person with no experience at sea


n, pl -men
a Jewish compatriot from the same area of origin as another
[from Yiddish]


(ˈlændz mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. Also, landman. a person who lives or works on land.
2. an inexperienced sailor or one who has not been to sea before.
[1660–70; compare Middle English londes man inhabitant, Old English landes mann; see land, 's1, man]
usage: See -man.


(ˈlɑnts mən)

n., pl. -men.
a fellow countryman.
[1945–50, Amer.; < Yiddish; see landsman1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landsman - a person who lives and works on land
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
2.landsman - an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
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When I returned again to life, the same uproar, the same confused and violent movements, shook and deafened me; and presently, to my other pains and distresses, there was added the sickness of an unused landsman on the sea.
A landsman could hardly have worn this garb and shown this face, and worn and shown them both with such a galliard air, without undergoing stern question before a magistrate, and probably incurring a fine or imprisonment, or perhaps an exhibition in the stocks.
Experience has since taught me that these great beasts are as terror-stricken by this phenomenon as a landsman by a fog at sea, and that no sooner does a fog envelop them than they make the best of their way to lower levels and a clear atmosphere.
The danger lay in the heavy fog which blanketed the bay, and of which, as a landsman, I had little apprehension.
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