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 His lieutenant, a trim guy in a backward Yankees cap named Sal, told the wrestlers to keep track of the roving cameraman. Dan Greene, The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 To find out, engineers assign a cameraman to monitor the drop-to work within 50 feet of the subject plane, both jets throttling just under the speed of sound. James Joseph, Popular Mechanics, 31 Dec. 2020 Clifford’s success at local television stations in Cleveland landed him a gig as a freelance video cameraman and later a producer for the Chicago and Washington bureaus of CBS News. Washington Post, 14 May 2021 The flight tests are expected to last roughly 30 days, and NASA will try to use Perseverance as a cameraman to capture the flight(s) and landings while also collecting data from the helicopter itself. Mike Wehner, BGR, 7 Apr. 2021 During a broadcast of a Bills-Chargers AFL exhibition game in 1961, Buffalo quarterback Jack Kemp wore a microphone, and a cameraman ran in and out of the huddle between plays., 24 Apr. 2021 Read on to find out why his proudest moment and biggest regret in the game are one and the same, and learn how Gabriel almost led a cameraman to his death. Dalton Ross,, 19 Apr. 2021 The story benefits greatly from Foster’s rigorous daily dives, which increased the odds of getting interesting details, and the good timing involved in bringing in a professional cameraman later into the endeavor, his friend Roger Horrocks. Steve Dollar, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2021 There’s a gaffer, there’s a cameraman, there’s the video village over there. Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cameraman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cameraman was in 1883

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10 Jun 2021

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“Cameraman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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