Definition of shantyman in English:

Share this entry

shantyman

Pronunciation: /ˈʃantɪman/

noun (plural shantymen /ˈʃantɪmɛn/)

North American
A lumberjack.
Example sentences
  • A soloist, the ‘shantyman’, would improvise verses, and the working team would punctuate with invariable refrains, containing one or two accents at which combined forces would pull together.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.