cen·​ter·​man | \ ˈsen-tər-mən How to pronounce centerman (audio) , -ˌman \
plural centermen

Definition of centerman

1 : a center (see center entry 1 sense 5b) in ice hockey The 23-year-old Seattle centerman collected eight points, including two goals, in four games last week.Hockey News, 13 Apr. 1973
2 : a worker who uses plumb bobs to locate the center line of underground mine openings and marks them so that the openings (as entries, rooms, and haulageways) can be driven in a straight line

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First Known Use of centerman

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Centerman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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