Definition of Lighterman

1. Noun. Someone who operates a barge.

Exact synonyms: Bargee, Bargeman
Generic synonyms: Gob, Jack, Jack-tar, Mariner, Old Salt, Sea Dog, Seafarer, Seaman, Tar
Derivative terms: Barge



Definition of Lighterman

1. n. A person employed on, or who manages, a lighter.

Definition of Lighterman

1. Noun. (nautical) one employed on, owning, or managing a lighter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lighterman

lightener
lighteners
lightening
lightening up
lightenings
lightens
lightens up
lighter
lighter-than-air
lighter-than-air craft
lighter fluid
lighterage
lighterages
lightered
lightering
lighterman (current term)
lightermen
lighters
lightest
lighteth
lightface
lightfaced
lightfaces
lightfast
lightfastness
lightfastnesses
lightfield camera
lightfoot
lightfront
lightfronts

Literary usage of Lighterman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1907)
"... his opinion a town carman was not a common carrier, although he took chance jobs from anyone, much as a lighterman does ; and so in the case of Ross v. ..."

2. An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the New Series of the Law by Edmund Story-Maskelyne (1872)
"Tho defendants sent a barge under tho management of their lighterman to a wharf fur tho purpose of being loaded ; he was unable to get up to it in ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Ruled at Nisi Prius: In the Courts of Queen's by Great Britain Courts, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Frederick Augustus Carrington, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Andrew Valentine Kirwan (1852)
"Christie, (Carrier—lighterman) 61 M'Donnell v. Evans, (Cross-examination—Letter) Macgregor v. Galsworthy, (County Court —Notice of Action) - 8 Overton r. ..."

4. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted, to by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"lighterman. —F. COMMON CARRIER. LIGHTHOUSE. —Qua Mer Shipping Act, 1894, "'Lighthouse' shall, in addition to the ordinary meaning of the word, ..."

5. The Law of Railroad Rate Regulation: With Special Reference to American by Joseph Henry Beale, Bruce Wyman (1906)
"lighterman. TOPIC B PRIVATE BUSINESS. § 106. Employment in private business. 107. Private ferries. ~ • 108. Private railroad. 109. Private spur tracks. 110. ..."

6. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1897)
"THE lighterman BY WILLIAM PIGOTT THE hillside gently sloping from the Huin- ber is scarred with many pits. From the Yorkshire side you may see the white ..."

7. Reports of Cases in the County Courts Included in Circuits Nos. 45 & 46 by Henry Anselm De Colyar, Great Britain County Courts (1883)
"... whether a lighterman employed by a barge owner under certain circumstances -is a contractor or a servant. Washington for plaintiff. ..."

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