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landsman (plural landsmen)
- The opposite of a seaman. A person who does not go to sea, who lacks the skills of a sailor or who is uncomfortable on ships or boats.
- 1883, Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi:
- If the landsman should wish the gang-plank moved a foot farther forward, he would probably say: “James, or William, one of you push that plank forward, please”; but put the mate in his place, and he would roar out: “Here, now, start that gang-plank for'ard! Lively, now! What're you about!..."
- (oil and gas industry) A person who negotiates leases, contracts and other business deals between producers and landowners.
- A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe
- Someone of a similar heritage or belief system
- (obsolete, nautical) A military rank given to naval recruits
- (opposite of a seaman): landlubber
landsman c (feminine: landsmaninna)
|Declension of landsman|