Meaning of tiersman in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɪəzmən/


  • (chiefly in South Australia) a lumberjack working on a forested mountain range.

    ‘stringybark for buildings in Adelaide was cut by the tiersmen’
    • ‘The first hanging in the Colony was that of Magee, a tiersman.’
    • ‘These places, owing to want of money amongst the tiersmen, are evidently falling off.’
    • ‘They lived in the Adelaide Hills, probably with the Tiersmen in the stringybark forests, felling trees, erecting rough houses and post-and-rail fences.’
    • ‘I have since been told that one of the tiersmen pushed Curran's arm on one side, thereby probably saving the escaping man's life.’
    • ‘The amusement frequently ran to free fights in the pit, especially when the Tiersmen and whalers were in town.’
    • ‘The cattle-stealers brought drafts of cattle into the gullies, where the cattle were killed, skinned, and sold to the tiersmen.’


Mid 19th century from tier in the Australian sense ‘a forested mountain range’ + -man.