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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A pilot who operates a passenger boat.

Usage examples (34)
  • The ferryman was a soldier in the employ of the Telegraphic Commission.
  • The ferryman was a poor man, and was likely to remain a poor man to the end of his life.
  • Now the ferryman was a noble and did not care for service, and those who helped him were as proud as he.
  • Those words, as the story goes, were used in calling a ferryman, asking someone in the house to come out, and so forth. for more
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