rod·​man ˈräd-mən How to pronounce rodman (audio)
: a surveyor's assistant who holds the leveling rod

Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rodman was in 1782

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Cite this Entry

“Rodman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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