noun Date: 15th century a person who operates a ferry

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  • Ferryman — Fer ry*man, n.; pl. {Ferrymen}. One who maintains or attends a ferry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferryman — [fer′ēmən] n. pl. ferrymen [fer′ēmən] a person who owns, manages, or works on a ferry …   English World dictionary

  • ferryman — UK [ˈferɪmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms ferryman : singular ferryman plural ferrymen UK [ˈferɪmən] / US someone whose job is to operate a ferry …   English dictionary

  • ferryman — A person operating a ferry. In the understanding of the common law, a ferryman was a person who had the exclusive right of transporting passengers over rivers and other watercourses, for hire, at an established rate; and no other person could… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ferryman — ferry ► NOUN (pl. ferries) ▪ a boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, especially as a regular service. ► VERB (ferries, ferried) ▪ convey by ferry or other transport, especially on short, regular trips. DERIVATIVES ferryman noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ferryman — /fer ee meuhn/, n., pl. ferrymen. a person who owns or operates a ferry. [1425 75; late ME feryman. See FERRY, MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferryman — noun A man who operates a ferry …   Wiktionary

  • Ferryman — This is one of the spelling forms of the Old Gaelic O Fearadhaigh, originally a Donegal Clan of Cenel Conaill. The name is almost certainly a nickname and is believed to translate as the descendant of the son of the manly one , although the… …   Surnames reference

  • ferryman — Synonyms and related words: bargee, bargeman, barger, boat handler, boater, boatman, boatsman, ferrier, galley slave, gondolier, lighterman, oar, oarsman, punter, rower, waterman, yachter, yachtsman …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ferryman — fer|ry|man [ ferimən ] (plural fer|ry|men [ ferimən ] ) noun count someone whose job is to operate a ferry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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