Definition of groundman
1a : a strip-mine worker who moves dirt and coal within reach of power shovels b : a mine worker who deepens haulageways by digging out the bottom and lowering tracks
2 : a member of a work crew who performs the tasks that can be done on or from the ground: such as a : one who digs holes and raises poles for electric power or telephone lines and lifts equipment and tools to linemen b : one who assists with the erection of oil-well drilling rigs or power lines, the driving of piles, or the construction or wrecking of buildings
3 : groundkeeper 1
4 : an electrician who attends to grounding connections
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up groundman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).