Decuman Dec"u*man, a. [L. decumanus of the tenth, and by metonymy, large, fr. decem ten.] Large; chief; -- applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order. [R.] Also used substantively. ``Such decuman billows.'' --Gauden. ``The baffled decuman.'' --Lowell.

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