n. Nautical
The person using the lead line in taking soundings.


n, pl -men
(Nautical Terms) nautical a sailor who takes soundings with a lead line


(ˈlɛdz mən)

n., pl. -men. Naut.
a person who sounds with a lead line.
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South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Leadsman Shoal, -100 m, dredged A.
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Leadsman Shoal (ca 27[degrees]47'S 32[degrees]39'E), -100 m, dredged [A.
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Leadsman Shoal, -8-15 m, in lumps of hermatypic coral [D.
This was accomplished by a leadsman throwing a lead weight attached to a line overboard to measure the water's depth.
When the leadsman detected a depth of only 12 feet he would sound the alert: 'By the maaa-ark, twain
Leadsman Shoal, Raggie Reef, -8-14 m, a mixed algal and coral reef, 1-2 km north of Leven Point, sorted from stone washings (NMSA E2726); 5 sh.
Leadsman Shoal, outer portion -24-26 m, sorted from stone washings (NMSA E2677); 2 spec.
Paratype 2: KwaZulu-Natal: Leadsman Shoal, -24-26 m, stone washings (D.
Herbert; NMSA S2371/T2334); Leadsman Shoal, coral reef, -7-11 m, 1 specimen (D.
NMSA E5551); Leadsman Shoal, 1-2 km N of Leven Point, -9-14 m, mixed algal and coral reef (D.
NMSA E5562); off Leadsman Shoal, -24-26 m, stone washings (D.