leads·​man ˈledz-mən How to pronounce leadsman (audio)
: a man who uses a sounding lead to determine depth of water

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leadsman was circa 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Leadsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadsman. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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