Definition of oysterman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoistərmən/


1A person who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters.
Example sentences
  • In 1944, the Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the Texas Oil Company to pay damages to oysterman Ludwig Doucet for dumping chemical waste on his leased property.
  • Voisin is a seventh-generation oysterman and chairman of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, a state governmental agency.
  • If there is no contamination in the Gulf and if oystermen can recede, it will take a minimum 18 months for the oysters to come back.
1.1A boat equipped for harvesting oysters.
Example sentences
  • The hull design is based on the Chincoteague skiff, a nineteenth century Chesapeake oysterman hull.
  • The Oysterman 23, a 22 ½ foot boat with only minor refinements in the skipjack's basic design, rig, and construction, nonchalantly left the whole fleet in its wake.

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Syllabification: oys·ter·man

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