Definition of Gadsman

1. n. One who uses a gad or goad in driving.



Definition of Gadsman

1. Noun. A man who uses a gad or goad in driving. ¹

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Definition of Gadsman

1. one who leads a horse to plough [n GADSMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gadsman

gadolinic
gadolinite
gadolinites
gadolinium
gadolinium dtpa
gadoliniums
gadopentetate
gadopentetic acid
gadoteridol
gadroon
gadrooned
gadrooning
gadroonings
gadroons
gads
gadsman (current term)
gadsmen
gadso
gadsos
gaduin
gadwall
gadwalls
gadzookeries
gadzookery
gadzooks
gae
gaed
gaeing
gael
gaelic

Literary usage of Gadsman

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1. Desultory Notes on Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary by James B. Montogomerie- Fleming (1899)
"G GADMAN, ii. 332. " The man who directed the oxen in a plough with a goad." Is this not much more frequently "gadsman" or ..."

2. Complete Glossary to the Poetry and Prose of Robert Burns: With Upwards of by John Cuthbertson (1886)
"The gadsman's business is sometimes said to be to fa' the plough. This word affords a curious example of the truth that ..."

3. The Book of Ellon by Alexander Inkson McConnochie (1901)
"Besides the ploughman and the gadsman who steered on the oxen, ... The names of some of them were yelled fiercely by the gadsman or others—such as ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"GADMAN, gadsman, the man who had charge of the team of oxen in ploughing. (Obs.) GAD-SMASH-ME-SARK! ..."

5. The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a criticism on by Robert Burns (1800)
"... an old man EERIE, Dreading spirits, gadsman, plough-boy, the frighted boy that drives the horses ..."

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