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landman

[land-muh n, -man] /ˈlænd mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural landmen
[land-muh n, -men] /ˈlænd mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
landsman (def 1).
2.
3.
a person who bargains with landowners for the mineral rights to their land, as on behalf of an oil company.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landmann. See land, man1
Usage note
See -man.
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