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noun (1)

plural brushmen
: one who uses a brush especially as a vocation: such as
: a worker who assists in cleaning the outside of a building by brushing a previously scoured surface with a chemical cleaner
: one who applies coats of finish with a brush
: a worker who roughens new concrete pavement with a stiff brush

called also broom man

: a painter especially skilled in brushwork


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noun (2)

plural brushmen
: one who cuts and burns brush

Word History


Noun (1)

brush entry 3 + man

Noun (2)

brush entry 1 + man

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“Brushman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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