Harvestman Har"vest*man (-man), n.; pl. {Harvestmen} (-men). 1. A man engaged in harvesting. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) See {Daddy longlegs}, 1. [1913 Webster]

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  • harvestman — [här′vistmən] n. pl. harvestmen [här′vistmən] 1. a man who harvests 2. any of an order (Opiliones) of spiderlike arachnids with long, thin legs and a short, broad, segmented abdomen; daddy longlegs …   English World dictionary

  • harvestman — Daddy longlegs Dad dy long legs 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An arachnidan of the genus {Phalangium}, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; called also {harvestman}, {carter}, and {grandfather longlegs}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harvestman — Carter Cart er, n. 1. A charioteer. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A man who drives a cart; a teamster. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any species of {Phalangium}; also called {harvestman}. (b) A British fish; the whiff. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harvestman — noun Date: 1847 daddy longlegs 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • harvestman — /hahr vist meuhn/, n., pl. harvestmen. 1. daddy longlegs (def. 1). 2. a person engaged in harvesting. [1400 50; late ME. See HARVEST, MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • harvestman — noun a) A field worker who works to gather in the harvest. b) An order of terrestrial, non venomous arachnids with often very long legs: Opiliones. Syn: carter, daddy longlegs, grandfather graybeard, harry longlegs, shepherd spider …   Wiktionary

  • harvestman — n. one who harvests, one who works in the fields at harvest time; daddy longlegs, species of spider with a small body and very long legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • harvestman — noun (plural harvestmen) an arachnid with a globular body and very long thin legs. [Order Opiliones: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • harvestman — har·vest·man …   English syllables

  • harvestman — har•vest•man [[t]ˈhɑr vɪst mən[/t]] n. pl. men ivt daddy longlegs 1) …   From formal English to slang

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