fieldman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From field +‎ man.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fieldman (plural fieldmen)

  1. (now rare) A farmer, an agricultural labourer. [from 15th c.]
  2. (cricket) A fielder. [from 18th c.]
  3. An employee who works in the field rather than at at office; a field agent. [from 19th c.]
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 5:
      ‘Westerby was the stick that poked the fire,’ he declared curtly, ending the silence. ‘Any fieldman would have done as well, some a damn sight better.’