groundsman

noun

grounds·​man ˈgrau̇n(d)z-mən How to pronounce groundsman (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of groundsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Murphy currently looks up to one of the lead groundsmen at the club. Asif Burhan, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 In the grand cemeteries, where gardeners and groundsmen keep the avenues swept, the parts visitors favour are often far away from the starker, newer memorials, in odd corners or wooded patches where weeds have been allowed to rampage. 1843, 21 May 2020 The whole team - from groundsmen and fans to the chairman and first XI - was in disarray and disbelief after such a horrific tragedy. SI.com, 19 June 2019 In 2008, around 20 groundsmen at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens stadium threatened to commit suicide over their demand for better salaries. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, 4 June 2019 Since Steinhoff recently withdrew that sponsorship, athletes have been forced to unstitch its emblem from their jerseys and groundsmen to take down the posters and signs that bore the company’s name. Janice Kew, Bloomberg.com, 2 Feb. 2018 Los Rojiblancos have raided the Premier League for a new signing from the Cherries, by snapping up Bournemouth's groundsman. SI.com, 15 Oct. 2017 Liberles said a secretary to an associate principal hired in 1996 currently makes about $31 per hour, while a custodian and a groundsman hired the same year are earning $32 and $34 an hour, respectively. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, 15 Aug. 2017 Last season saw a rise in groundsmen unleashing their inner artist, the King Power and St Mary's received the most acclaim. SI.com, 3 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of groundsman was in 1886

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“Groundsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundsman. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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