Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man employed in the field, as a member of a field-party; also, a traveling representative of an enterprise or an undertaking: distinguished from one employed indoors.

Etymologies

From field +‎ man. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though the fieldman who took the first look wasn't convinced it was something new, Goodwin wasn't fazed.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • Dr. Dale Lattz, University of Illinois Extension farm management specialist and Gary Bressner, State Bank of Graymon, vice president of commercial lending and former FBFM fieldman, will speak.

    The Times Today's News

  • An East German agent resident in Leipzig would have to be "exfiltrated" to be brought out permanently, as opposed to coming out for a short visit. fieldman, deskman, preliminary interrogation, surveillance, case officer, operational subsistence, courier, and cryptonym are lumped together by Mr. Lasseter as "literal and transparent enough for the layman to understand."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 2

  • He sometimes borrows rather dry terms like fieldman, deskman, preliminary interrogation, surveillance, case officer, operational subsistence, courier, and cryptonym -- all of which are literal and transparent enough for the layman to understand.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4

  • "Then there was the problem a Geological Survey fieldman had in proposing the name of a quadrangle map in New Mexico.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVII No 4

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