from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A man who manages a lighter; one employed on a lighter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A person employed on, or who manages, a lighter.
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- noun nautical one employed on, owning, or managing a
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- noun someone who operates a barge
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Sid, like his father before him, was a lighterman, "driving" barges around the London docks.
“Toward Greenwich!” he told the lighterman, and they pushed off into the sparkling current.
Uster be a lighterman but it done no good to me chubes.
"Don't say another word," exclaimed the lighterman.
The Professor will also combat the erroneous impression derived from the dark ages of SHAKSPEARE's time, that the Moon, or the Man in it, -- probably a lime-lighterman, -- ought servilely to follow the movements, in order to throw light upon them, of the Principal Performer.
Matthew Flood was the son of a man who kept the Clink Prison  in the parish of St. Mary Overys, who had given him as good an education as was in his power, and bound him apprentice to one Mr. Williams, a lighterman.
QUELCH worked as a lighterman on a barge fourteen years for eighteen bob a-week.
Their suspicions were fully confirmed therein by the lighterman who saw Billings and Wood throw the same into the dock, as before mentioned.
The Fatima, with a great deal of fussy ringing of bells and churning of the river, backed out of her position, sidled round the outer fringe of the turmoil, and pushed her way in backwards towards the quay-side, directed by the shouts of Tom Wild and the lighterman.
He flicked the sweat off his forehead with the back of his hand and grinned at the second lighterman.