variants: or shantyman or less commonly shanteyman \ -mən \
plural chanteymen or shantymen
Definition of chanteyman
1 : one who sings the verses of chanteys and thereby sets the time and rhythm for them and for the work they accompany
2 : one noted for singing of chanteys often with improvisations
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