noun, plural landsmen.
Also, landman. a person who lives or works on land.
an inexperienced sailor or one who has not been to sea before.

before 1000 for sense “native”; Middle English landes man, londes man, Old English landes mann; see land, 's1, -man

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noun, plural landsleit [lahnts-lahyt] . English, landsmen. Yiddish.
a person from the same town, geographical area, region, etc., as another; compatriot. Unabridged
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landsman1 (ˈlændzmən)
n , pl -men
1.  a person who works or lives on land, as distinguished from a seaman
2.  a person with no experience at sea

landsman2 (ˈlændzmən)
n , pl -men
a Jewish compatriot from the same area of origin as another
[from Yiddish]

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