leadsman

I. \\ˈledzmən\ noun (plural leadsmen)
Etymology: lead's (gen. of lead) (IV) + man
: a man who uses a sounding lead to determine depth of water
II. \\ˈlēdzmən\ noun (plural leadsmen)
Etymology: lead's (gen. of lead) (II) + man
: lead II 2c

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  • Leadsman — Leads man, n.; pl. {Leadsmen}. (Naut.) The man who heaves the lead. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leadsman — [ledz′mən] n. pl. leadsmen [ledz′mən] Naut. a man who uses a lead line to take soundings …   English World dictionary

  • leadsman — noun Date: circa 1841 a man who uses a sounding lead to determine depth of water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leadsman — /ledz meuhn/, n., pl. leadsmen. a sailor who sounds with a lead line. [1500 10; LEAD2 + S1 + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • leadsman — leads·man …   English syllables

  • leadsman — leads•man [[t]ˈlɛdz mən[/t]] n. pl. men. Naut. navig. a person who sounds with a lead line • Etymology: 1500–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • leadsman — /ˈlɛdzmən/ (say ledzmuhn) noun (plural leadsmen) Nautical a man who heaves the lead in taking soundings. {combination of two words originally in a syntactical relationship; lead s (genitive case) + man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Leadsmen — Leadsman Leads man, n.; pl. {Leadsmen}. (Naut.) The man who heaves the lead. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Blood horse — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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