boatman

noun
boat·​man | \ ˈbōt-mən How to pronounce boatman (audio) \

Definition of boatman

: a man who works on, deals in, or operates boats

Examples of boatman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most famous native boatman on the bay was a Miwok man the Spanish called Marino or Chief Marin. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Nov. 2021 Fra Ezio has played the role of Charon, the boatman on the mythic River Styx, ferrying souls from one threshold to another. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2020 Abdellah, a boatman, continues to offer rides across the Bouregreg river between Rabat and Salé despite the absence of the foreign and domestic tourists who provided the bulk of his income before the pandemic. Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2020 The 65-year-old boatman has been transporting locals, goods and livestock across the river for about a quarter century. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 The 65-year-old boatman has been transporting locals, goods and livestock across the river for about a quarter century. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 The 65-year-old boatman has been transporting locals, goods and livestock across the river for about a quarter century. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 The 65-year-old boatman has been transporting locals, goods and livestock across the river for about a quarter century. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 An hour upstream of Nueva Unión, Andueza’s boatman, José Inuma Macusi, shut his engine, grabbed his machete and leaped onto a dirt bank, slinging a single-barrel shotgun over his shoulder. Daniel Grossman, Scientific American, 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of boatman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boatman was in the 13th century

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27 Nov 2021

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“Boatman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boatman. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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boatman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boatman

: 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

noun
boat·​man | \ ˈbōt-mən How to pronounce boatman (audio) \
plural boatmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of boatman

: a person who works on, handles, or operates boats

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