cam·​era·​man | \ ˈkam-rə-ˌman How to pronounce cameraman (audio) , -mən, ˈka-mə-rə- \

Definition of cameraman

: a person who operates a camera (as for motion pictures or television)

Examples of cameraman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bolt fell backward onto the cameraman’s legs, then quickly returned to his feet uninjured. Johnny Diaz,, "Segway to end production of its original personal transporter," 24 June 2020 Pollard had been a cameraman on the 1999 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition, during which American alpinist Conrad Anker had found the remains of George Mallory on this part of Everest’s north face, where only a few climbers have ventured. Mark Synnott, National Geographic, "Our team climbed Everest to try to solve its greatest mystery," 16 June 2020 In one case, an Australian cameraman was assaulted near the White House, and that country's ambassador immediately sought the State Department's help in filing a complaint. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "'The question is so troubling': Pompeo on defense over Trump administration's response to protests," 11 June 2020 Footage showed an officer hitting Brace’s cameraman, Tim Myers, with a shield before grabbing his camera. NBC News, "George Floyd's death resonates in Chicago," 5 June 2020 Reporters have been zip-tied; a cameraman from Australia’s Channel 7 was hit with a riot shield; CNN’s Omar Jimenez was arrested on camera. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Rethinking the Press’s Relationship with Police," 5 June 2020 His shield hit my cameraman’s chest, and then the officer punched him. Anchorage Daily News, "An oral history of 48 surreal, violent, biblical minutes in Washington," 4 June 2020 Amelia Brace, a reporter for Australia's Channel 7, and her cameraman, Tim Myers, were covering a protest near the White House in Washington, DC. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "US cop hits Australian cameraman live on national television," 3 June 2020 Early on the morning of March 3, 1991, a cameraman living near a remote freeway in northern Los Angeles recorded the beating of construction worker Rodney King, a black man. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "Biden proposed 'Police Officer's Bill of Rights' two months after Rodney King beating," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of cameraman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Cameraman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cameraman

: someone (especially a man) who uses a camera to film something (such as a movie or television show)

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