oysterman

noun
oys·​ter·​man | \ ˈȯi-stər-mən How to pronounce oysterman (audio) \

Definition of oysterman

: one who gathers, opens, breeds, or sells oysters

Examples of oysterman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the Free Jacks, a combination of international stars and young American players who hold local jobs (including a Rhode Island oysterman), refused to quit. BostonGlobe.com, 20 May 2021 Byron Encalade, a longtime oysterman who opposes diversions, applauded whatever efforts the state might take to address the damage to the fishing communities. John Schwartz, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2021 Mitch Jurisich, a third-generation oysterman, dropped a long pair of oyster tongs into the Gulf of Mexico and lightly raked the water bottom. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 31 Jan. 2021 Oyster Task Force chair and longtime Plaquemines Parish oysterman Mitch Jurisich called out both departments for not prioritizing the oyster industry's interests in the plans. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 8 Dec. 2020 Kornack, the oysterman, came to the Carolinas in 1994, but his wife’s family, whose roots in McClellanville date to the 19th century, carries the trauma of Hugo. Richard Fausset, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2019 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, 28 June 2018 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, 28 June 2018 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of oysterman

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2021

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“Oysterman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oysterman. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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