boatman

noun boat·man \ ˈbōt-mən \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of boatman

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

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First Known Use of boatman

13th century


BOATMAN Defined for English Language Learners

boatman

noun

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

boatman

noun boat·man \ ˈbōt-mən \

Definition of boatman for Students

plural boatmen \-mən\
: a person who works on, handles, or operates boats

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