thousands of townsmen turned out to vote on the school budget
Recent Examples on the WebMountaineers and townsmen of eastern Tennessee cam in hundreds to pack the auditorium.
sandiegouniontribune.com, 11 July 2018 Our esteemed fellow-townsman Dr. Arnold is making a tour of Boise County on professional business.
Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, 2 Mar. 2018 For decades after Jenkins-Davis' murder, there were no arrests in the case, and that created suspicion that Martinsville police were protecting a townsman.
Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, 2 Nov. 2017 As his friend Carl Foreman sought help, Cooper was less like Will Kane and more like the townsman who first offers to stand with the marshal but then, when no one else joins the effort, backs out.
Douglass K. Daniel, Orange County Register, 16 Apr. 2017
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First Known Use of townsman
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a