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[kam-er-uh-man, -muh n, kam-ruh-] /ˈkæm ər əˌmæn, -mən, ˈkæm rə-/
noun, plural cameramen
[kam-er-uh-men, -muh n, kam-ruh-] /ˈkæm ər əˌmɛn, -mən, ˈkæm rə-/ (Show IPA)
a person who operates a camera, especially a movie or television camera.
Origin of cameraman
1900-05; camera + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But their tea party went badly wrong when a cameraman's microphone picked up a private conversation.
  • The reporter interviewed their leader as the cameraman recorded the event for posterity.
  • As soon as our intrepid cameraman zooms out, which minimises the effects of cameraman-induced motion, the light steadies.
  • He even called out a cameraman in the news conference for texting instead of listening.
  • Ten feet beneath him, at the bottom of the ramp, a cameraman is lying on his back in order to shoot from below.
  • He entered the park, flanked by a cameraman and a bodyguard, and worked his way down the narrow path to its center.
  • McCarthy hired a director and a cameraman, and had talent agents hire actors.
  • Suddenly a bang rings out, and the image shakes vigorously as the cameraman runs for his life.
  • Sure enough, the cameraman panned, and the fire had made the leap.
  • His growing interest in photography led to occasional work as back-up cameraman for the newspaper.
British Dictionary definitions for cameraman


/ˈkæmərəˌmæn; ˈkæmrə-/
noun (pl) -men
a person who operates a film or television camera
Usage note
Gender-neutral form: camera operator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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