Main definitions of locksman in English

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locksman1

Pronunciation /ˈlɒksmən/

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noun

historical Scottish

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Fountainhall's Decisions. Apparently an alteration of lockman, after the genitive of lock.

Main definitions of locksman in English

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locksman2

Pronunciation /ˈlɒksmən/

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noun

  • A person employed to attend and maintain a lock on a canal or river.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in New-Yorker. From the genitive of lock + man.

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locksman3

Pronunciation /ˈlɒksmən/

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noun

Caribbean
  • A male Rastafarian who wears dreadlocks.

Origin

1960s. From the plural of lock + man.

Pronunciation

locksman

/ˈlɒksmən/