from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who fishes for oysters with a dredge.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Ike Rogers and his youngsters are succeeding in taming their dredgeman too.

    Morgan’s Run

  • And here in this assemblage of womanless brutes, we have managed to carve a niche for ourselves, thanks to an avaricious jockey and an ambitious dredgeman who combines Methodism with rum, tobacco and laziness.

    Morgan’s Run

  • We have been lucky enough to encounter an ambitious dredgeman and the Thames is full of bum boats.

    Morgan’s Run

  • At first Ike Rogers and his team did not fare happily, but after a few conferences with Richard and his men they quickened their dredging and came to the same kind of arrangement with their dredgeman, a Kentishman from Gravesend.

    Morgan’s Run


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