hillman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hill +‎ man.

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Noun[edit]

hillman (plural hillmen)

  1. A native or inhabitant of hilly or mountainous country; a tribesman who lives in the mountains.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 6:
      Indian hillmen of exceptional intelligence and resource, specially trained in clandestine surveying techniques, were despatched across the frontier disguised as Muslim holy men or Buddhist pilgrims.