chanteyman

noun
chan·​tey·​man
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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“Chanteyman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chanteyman. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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