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waterman

[waw-ter-muhn, wot-er-]
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; Middle English; see water, man1

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waterman (ˈwɔːtəmən)
 
n , pl -men
a skilled boatman
 
'watermanship
 
n

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