noun (plural penmen)
- 1 • historical A person, such as a clerk, who was employed to write by hand on behalf of others.More example sentences
- In painting he is a master of nuance, but as a penman he tends to the workmanlike.
- 2A person who writes with a specified degree of skill: this talented penman’s workMore example sentences
- The most swift and tireless penmen appeared to keep the arm on the desk at all times and formed their letters with little or no motion of the fingers - a free and tireless style of penmanship.
- Fraktur were also produced by scriveners (professional penmen), artists, and possibly by stonemasons.
- 2.1An author.More example sentences
- The reading they seek is not that of the Divine Author but of the penman.
- While the bloggers and muckrakers sweat it out in every nook and corner with a wireless signal, the well-paid penmen are in luxury suites tapping their manicured fingers in front of twenty-inch flat screens.
- I'm one penman in their stable of travel writers - tell the good readers where to spend their vacation time.
More definitions of penmanDefinition of penman in:
- The US English dictionary