Definitions

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  • n. One who navigates a hoy (sailing vessel).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who navigates a hoy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who navigates a hoy.

Etymologies

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hoy +‎ -man

Examples

  • It was an action on the case (tort), against a common hoyman.

    The Common Law

  • As was said at a much later date, "everything is a negligence in a carrier or hoyman that the law does not excuse."

    The Common Law

  • According to Hobart's report, it was alleged that the defendant was a common hoyman, to carry goods by water, for hire, &c., that by the custom of England such carriers ought to keep the goods,

    The Common Law

  • Up went the sea-weed, the hamper, and Mr. Jorrocks; and before the hoyman awoke out of a nap, into which he had composed himself on resigning the rudder to his lad, our worthy citizen was steaming away a mile before his vessel, bilking him of his fare.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

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