landman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

land +‎ -man

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

landman (plural landmen)

  1. Someone who lives or works on land, as opposed to a seaman.
  2. In the United States, a person involved in determining, transferring, or managing mineral rights, to include oil (petroleum) and natural gas exploration, development, and production.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑnt.mɑn/
  • Hyphenation: land‧man

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lantman. Equivalent to land +‎ man.

Noun[edit]

landman m (plural landmannen, diminutive landmannetje n)

  1. farmer
    Synonyms: boer, bouwman