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)

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The riots were deemed so insignificant that neither Time magazine nor Life magazine covered them; not even the three main TV channels that existed back then bothered to send a cameraman. Andrea Weiss, The Atlantic, "Creating the First Visual History of Queer Life Before Stonewall," 30 June 2019 Fans may remember when Leakes ripped off a cameraman’s shirt during a March episode, trying to prevent them from filming in her closet on the hit Bravo series. Essence, "Nene Leakes Denies Being Suspended From 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'," 26 June 2019 The longtime cameraman began his career as a newspaper photographer and moved to TV in 1970, and then spent four decades at WBZ-TV before retiring in May 2008. Emily Sweeney,, "Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame to welcome new class," 21 June 2019 With thousands of people watching the Dr DisRespect stream, Beahm walked into a bathroom with a cameraman and streamed himself urinating into a urinal. Allen Kim, CNN, "Dr Disrespect Twitch account suspended, E3 pass revoked for illegal bathroom stream," 12 June 2019 An individual involved in a physical altercation with a news cameraman was removed from last night’s rally. Alex Leary, WSJ, "White House Calls on Trump Supporters to Behave Peacefully at Rallies," 12 Feb. 2019 More: How a grieving mother went from 'soccer mom' to activist in the year since Parkland shooting There's also Chris Hurst, who was dating journalist Alison Parker when she and a cameraman were shot and killed during a live news broadcast in 2015. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Trayvon Martin's mom says Hillary Clinton 'planted the seed' for her to run for office in Florida," 15 June 2019 Inside the airport terminal, the cameraman tagged along and wanted to know if Woods and Jenner's friendship could heal and if Jordyn had any messages for the makeup mogul. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jordyn Woods Says She Will "Always" Have Love For Kylie Jenner," 19 Apr. 2019 Home Town's cameraman was one of the first people to see Helen in the hospital when she was born. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "14 Things You Didn't Know About HGTV Home Town Stars Ben and Erin Napier," 8 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of cameraman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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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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