from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of drayman.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The drivers are independent draymen who work out of this city-recognized

    Roustabouts For Hire

  • It was a scene of constant hubbub: smiths and sailmakers toiling in their shops, captains and mates hollering after jack-tar seamen, stevedores and draymen wrestling the great wooden barrels called hogsheads used to ship the staples of trade—flour or sugar, wine or rum.

    Robert Morris

  • Finally, the propeller blades and tips were sheathed in doped fabric, varnished, packed in long wooden cases, and sent away on wagons driven by draymen in tweeds, waistcoats, caps and boots, drawn by Suffolk horses with names like Pegasus.


  • I feel no compulsion to employ stoop laborers, draymen, longshoremen and sailors in Honduras just so I can have something that looks like a tomato on my plate.

    In season « BuzzMachine

  • The old ministers at the brewery come and kneel before him with their books; the draymen, his subjects, fling up their red caps, and shout for him.

    The History of Pendennis

  • There were two good – tempered burly draymen letting down big butts of beer into

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • The holders earned much of their trade providing the bargemen and draymen with lodgings and meals, so they were used to a raucous, constantly changing crowd.

    Dragon's Fire

  • Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of


  • Trade had slowed to a crawl as carters, draymen, and teamsters flocked to make a small army of their own in the ranks of the Tedrels.

    Exile's Honor

  • Many copies have been distributed among draymen and cabmen.

    A Mother's List of Books for Children


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of Prince's stores and bumped them up on the brewery float.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 7

    January 2, 2007