Petermen
Peterman Pe"ter*man, n.; pl. {Petermen}. A fisherman; -- so called after the apostle Peter. [An obs. local term in Eng.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Peterman — Pe ter*man, n.; pl. {Petermen}. A fisherman; so called after the apostle Peter. [An obs. local term in Eng.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peterman — /pee teuhr meuhn/, n., pl. petermen. Slang. a safecracker. Also, peteman. [1805 15; peter a safe or cash box, orig. a portmanteau or trunk, as an object to be stolen or rifled (of obscure orig.) + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Peters —    A name given to the fishermen who brought fresh fish into the City for sale.    In 1406 they were ordered to stand in Chepe with their fish and nowhere else (Cal. L. Bk. I. 56).    The fishermen at Gravesend were known some years ago as… …   Dictionary of London

  • peterman — noun (plural petermen) archaic a thief or safe breaker …   English new terms dictionary

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