surf·​man | \ ˈsərf-mən How to pronounce surfman (audio) \

Definition of surfman

: one who is skilled in handling a boat in surf

Examples of surfman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The old surfmen’s lockers are still here, awaiting a coat of lacquer to further preserve them. Thomas Farragher,, "A piece of Maine’s maritime history gets a lifeline," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of surfman

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Surfman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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having a smooth flowing sound

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