Definitions

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  • n. A male groundskeeper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as groundman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who maintains the grounds (of an estate or park or athletic field)

Etymologies

grounds +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Come full-time it resembled what one can only describe as a groundsman's worst nightmare.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • A short time ago the groundsman, at my request, broke open the ground at the wicket, and went down to a depth of over one foot, and, as I suspected from its non-draining condition, I found the soil all the way down similar to what it was on the surface.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • We know that the groundsman now holds sway over the game, and that he has been encouraged by cricket committees in recent years, largely for financial reasons, to secure a wicket which, mainly by the introduction of binding soils and the use of the heavy roller, is little short of the condition of concrete.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In preparing our wicket, after nursing it for some time, the groundsman, for about 12 days before play, proceeds with its more immediate preparation.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The groundsman Steve Rouse – in his final Test this week – encountered early season problems balancing the moisture content of his pitches.

    England's team of talents are in touching distance of summit | Mike Selvey

  • That was a reference to Evra's disciplinary case in 2008 when he was banned for four matches and fined £15,000 after an altercation with a Chelsea groundsman.

    Liverpool furious as Luis Suárez banned in Patrice Evra racism row

  • Over previous years it went in December and we didn't really get it back until March but there's a young boy, Tony Sinclair, who's our head groundsman now.

    Sir Alex Ferguson takes pot shot at Arsène Wenger's barren run

  • When she left home for St. Andrews, Hugh Massy-Birch had jokingly cautioned his daughter not to bother bringing a boy home unless his family had a household staff that included a groundsman and a gamekeeper.

    William and Kate

  • You could tell the groundsman had real pride in that pitch.

    Sir Alex Ferguson 'very surprised' at alleged racism incidents

  • How well the great groundsman in the sky has readied the fells for the year ahead, thanks to the deprivations of this long, cold winter.

    Country diary: Lake District

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