surf·​man ˈsərf-mən How to pronounce surfman (audio)
: one who is skilled in handling a boat in surf

Examples of surfman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And getting through the course is just the beginning; full certification as a surfman can take years after that in order to prove to superior officers that those skills have been mastered. Kirk Johnson,, 18 Feb. 2023 An alert from a Coast Guard surfman foiled their plot, and they were later executed in Washington. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 2 June 2022 The old surfmen’s lockers are still here, awaiting a coat of lacquer to further preserve them. Thomas Farragher,, 10 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surfman was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Surfman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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