One who works on, deals with, or operates boats.(noun)
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Use "boatman" in a sentence
"On our way back, via the high ridge to the west, through Langton Matravers and Kingston, we began to understand why Thomas Hardy called Swanage a town "where everybody who was not a boatman was a quarrier"."
"Colin gave his little sister -- of whom he was very fond -- an unobserved hug, and then fairly sped down to the end of the pier and called a boatman to take him off."
"The water was now running in, submerging first one slab of slimy rock and then another, and the four men in the boat -- the workmen, that is, the boatman, and Mr. Fison -- now turned their attention from the bearings off shore to the water beneath the keel."