Definition of boatman
: a man who works on, deals in, or operates boats
Recent Examples of boatman from the Web
Someone else reports having seen an open leishmaniasis sore on one of the boatmen.
An authentic boatman who built his own puparìn, a graceful, gondola-like rowing boat that makes Brunetti swoon, Casati loves every watery inch of his domain.
The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General released a report alleging sexual harassment by male boatmen at the Grand Canyon’s river district that had continued for almost 20 years.
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First Known Use of boatman
BOATMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boatman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who works on, rents, or operates boats; especially : a person who you pay to take you somewhere in a boat
BOATMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of boatman for Students
: a person who works on, handles, or operates boats
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