Definition of landsman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)zmən

noun (plural landsmen)

  • A person unfamiliar with the sea or sailing: he dismissed the crossing with the usual landsman’s casualness
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    • He glanced over at Cyril as he spoke, glad to see that the landsman was still standing straighter than usual.
    • He was no seaman, yet those vessels looked too flimsy to his landsman's eye.
    • On page 381 he writes of the French putting to sea with full crews; in fact, the crews consisted largely of untrained landsmen.

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