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waterman

[waw-ter-muh n, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər mən, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun, plural watermen.
1.
a person who manages or works on a boat; boatman.
2.
a person skilled in rowing or boating.
3.
Chesapeake Bay Area. a person with a general license to take any legal catch of fish and shellfish in Chesapeake Bay.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see water, man1
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waterman

/ˈwɔːtəmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a skilled boatman
Derived Forms
watermanship, noun
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