Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who leads in anything, as in a dance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete One who leads a dance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The male leader of a group of workers, who reports to a supervisor.
  • noun obsolete One who leads a dance.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lead +‎ man

Examples

  • When I first heard leadman Zach Condon's warbly voice over what I immediately identified as gypsy music, Beirut made sense.

    Adam Clark Estes: Beirut Plays The Guggenheim, Pastiche Meets Perilous Hipster Reality

  • Jewcy editor Izzy Grinspan has a meditation on Counting Crows leadman Adam Duritz that hit a little close to home for this formerly moody high school student when she wrote, the Counting Crows became a sort of gateway drug — the last mainstream band they ever liked.

    Shabbat Surfing: Big Weekend For Jewish Films « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • "This is the biggest show we've ever played," Michael Agelakos, Passion Pit's leadman, confided to the audience with awe, before asking who had been at the smaller Terminal 5 or even tinier Pianos shows.

    Zara Golden: Passion Pit Plays For An Eager Prospect Park

  • There he helped himself to a cup of coffee and talked the day's work over with Susan Compo, the union rep, Earl Jones, his leadman, and big Sam "The Man"

    SHADOW TREASURES

  •      At eleven thirty Ed left his leadman in command and went down to the ground.

    SHADOW TREASURES

  • At eleven thirty Ed left his leadman in command and went down to the ground.

    SHADOW TREASURES

  • There he helped himself to a cup of coffee and talked the day's work over with Susan Compo, the union rep, Earl Jones, his leadman, and big Sam "The Man"

    SHADOW TREASURES

  • Or were the credited PA's up to the the task of doing the work that would normally be assumed by a decorator, leadman, and set dressing crew?

    "... a thing"

  • But he saw three climbers remaining, the leadman suspended from a rope cramponed into the rock face perhaps a hundred feet down.

    The Arsenal

  • Their leadman called their portion of the strike off, and as my machine was still doing OK, I took our flights over to their position and we managed to draw most of the Migs off them as they limped home licking their wounds.

    Thud Ridge

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