Definitions

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.

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

  • noun nautical one employed on, owning, or managing a lighter

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

  • noun someone who operates a barge

Etymologies

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lighter +‎ man

Examples

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  • "Early in the morning, a straggle of dockers and lightermen on the quay, a bunch of old women and a few mothers, not mine."

    Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch, p 66 of the Doubleday hardcover edition

    January 10, 2012