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 (wô′tər-mən, wŏt′ər-)
A boatman.
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n, pl -men
(Nautical Terms) a skilled boatman
ˈwatermanˌship n
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(ˈwɔ tər mən, ˈwɒt ər-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who manages or works on a boat; boatman.
2. a person whose occupation is the catching of fish and shellfish.
3. a person skilled in boating.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterman - someone who drives or rides in a boatwaterman - 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
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[ˈwɔːtəmən] N (watermen (pl)) → barquero m
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References in classic literature ?
Every one chattered, argued, discussed, disputed, applauded, from the gentleman lounging upon the barroom settee with his tumbler of sherry-cobbler before him down to the waterman who got drunk upon his "knock-me-down" in the dingy taverns of Fell Point.
He had no net, hook, or line, and he could not be a fisherman; his boat had no cushion for a sitter, no paint, no inscription, no appliance beyond a rusty boathook and a coil of rope, and he could not be a waterman; his boat was too crazy and too small to take in cargo for delivery, and he could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something, with a most intent and searching gaze.
'Only a bob's vorth, Tommy,' cried the driver sulkily, for the information of his friend the waterman, as the cab drove off.
John Grueby (for John it was) helped him into the boat, and giving her a shove off, which sent her thirty feet into the tide, bade the waterman pull away like a Briton; and walked up again as composedly as if he had just landed.
He went in front of Raoul, seeking his road, stopping abruptly when he was afraid of meeting some waterman. Then they had to protect themselves against the glow of a sort of underground forge, which the men were extinguishing, and at which Raoul recognized the demons whom Christine had seen at the time of her first captivity.
I had heard a waterman speak of the speed of Smith's launch the Aurora, so I thought she would be a handy craft for our escape.
Mealy's father was a waterman, who had the additional distinction of being a fireman, and was engaged as such at one of the large theatres; where some young relation of Mealy's - I think his little sister - did Imps in the Pantomimes.
A belated waterman offered his services, and Mahon struck a bargain with him for half-a-crown to tow our skipper alongside; but it was Mrs.
Pop pickers have the chance to own a piece of musical motoring history as Pete Waterman's Porsche is up for sale.
Music mogul Pete Waterman's 1989 Porsche 928 GT is to go under the hammer with a reserve of between PS40,000 and PS50,000.
The Porsche Pete Waterman, author, DJ, Pop Idol judge and television presenter, is perhaps best known as one third of the hugely successful music production and song-writing partnership, Stock Aitken Waterman and for his worldfamous PWL label.
Waterman Interests, a privately-held investment and operating company, announced the sale of its Mid-town West portfolio to Alduwaliya, a Qatari-based real estate investment company.