noun Date: 1552 one who gathers, opens, breeds, or sells oysters

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  • oysterman — [ois′tər man΄, ois′tərmən] n. pl. oystermen [oi′stərmen΄, oi′stərmən] 1. a person who gathers, sells, or raises oysters 2. a vessel used in gathering oysters …   English World dictionary

  • oysterman — /oy steuhr meuhn/, n., pl. oystermen. 1. a person who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters. 2. a boat specially equipped for gathering oysters. Also called oysterer. [1545 55; OYSTER + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • oysterman — noun a) A person who cultivates, harvests or sells oysters b) A boat used to dredge for oysters …   Wiktionary

  • oysterman — n. person who gathers oysters; ship for gathering oysters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oysterman — oys·ter·man …   English syllables

  • oysterman — oys•ter•man [[t]ˈɔɪ stər mən[/t]] n. pl. men a person who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters Also called oys′ter•er. Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • oysterman — /ˈɔɪstəmən/ (say oystuhmuhn) noun (plural oystermen) a man who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters …   Australian English dictionary

  • oysterman — mən noun (plural oystermen) 1. : a gatherer, opener, breeder, or seller of oysters 2. : oysterer 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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