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[pohl-tree-muh n] /ˈpoʊl tri mən/
noun, plural poultrymen.
a person who raises domestic fowls, especially chickens, to sell as meat; a chicken farmer.
a poultry dealer, especially one who sells chickens at retail for cooking.
Origin of poultryman
1565-75; poultry + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you want a real job—at real pay or if you want to start profitable business of your own—become a trained poultryman.

  • In the remainder of the volume we will consider the poultryman as an egg farmer.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • In practice, the poultryman, after a general glance at the "map," will find a more reliable guide in simpler things.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The poultryman has been a disciple of the poultry papers and poultry fanciers of the day.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The study of these diseases is good for the poultryman, it gives his mind exercise.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • Unfortunately, this scheme is not open to the poultryman who has breeding stock for sale.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • Let the poultryman who figures the nutritious ratio of chicken feed try this simple experiment.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • A Lancashire poultryman drifted into Barbury Green yesterday.

    The Diary of a Goose Girl Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  • In reality this would be the height of folly, unless the poultryman had his own retail store.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • Men are nominated for office, because the Boss has picked them out, as a poultryman might select a fat goose.

    Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Lester Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for poultryman


noun (pl) -trymen, -terers
Also called chicken farmer. a person who rears domestic fowls, esp chickens, for their eggs or meat
a dealer in poultry, esp one who sells the dressed carcasses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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