cam·era·man | \-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of cameraman 

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

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Armed with his movie camera, Hill was apparently oblivious to the White House rules and pushed in behind a group of news cameramen to film FDR slowly walking along the mansion’s portico. James Rogers, Fox News, "Newly-discovered footage offers rare glimpse of FDR walking at the White House," 28 June 2018 Using the newfound confidence of Melanie’s jacket, Jenny manages to snag the cameraman that Melanie had her eye on. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 In response, the police officer caught on camera threatening the children with his gun grabs the cameraman and arrests him too. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "El Paso cop pulls gun on group of children, arrests cameraman," 10 July 2018 As journalists rushed to the scene, a suicide bomber disguised as a cameraman set off a second explosion, police said. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things for April 30: Migrant caravan, T-Mobile and Sprint, Michelle Wolf," 30 Apr. 2018 The whole campaign’s videotaped by Ferguson’s trusty cameraman, Don (McBride). Noel Murray,, "Review: Awkward father-son bonding lacks punch in modest 'Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter'," 5 July 2018 More recently, local TV station WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, in 2015. Caroline Simon, USA TODAY, "Capital Gazette shooting highlights the dangers facing today's journalists," 3 July 2018 Their crew also included a third cameraman, Bruce Quist. Dmitry Samarov, Chicago Reader, "Roseland's transformation captured in 1970 student film," 5 June 2018 Then another boy ruined it all by telling the cameraman that Mother Christmas would be better at COOKING than Santa's job. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "When These Kids Were Asked If a Woman Could Do Santa's Job, They Had Some Surprisings Reactions," 15 Dec. 2015

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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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