Part of speech: noun

One who lives on the land; - opposed to seaman.

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Usage examples "landsman":

  1. But to a landsman these tarpaulins, as they were called, seemed a strange and half savage race. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  2. The landsman thinks of the sea as barren, and he regrets that it is not solid land on which he may grow grass and cattle. - "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
  3. He neither looks like a landsman nor a seaman, but a sort of mixture of both. - "The Lifeboat", R.M. Ballantyne.