Definition of hillman in English:



  • An inhabitant of hilly country.

    • ‘The other side of the valley is harassed by the hillmen from the surrounding mountains.’
    • ‘To Hunter the Santals and the hillmen of the western frontier of Bengal were a ‘manly race’.’
    • ‘It's a new unit, modelled after the tactics of the hillmen they've been fighting.’
    • ‘The richest pilgrims were carried up in wooden palanquins by tough, wiry hillmen.’
    • ‘The hillmen usually found their way into the 17th Dogra Regiment, the 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles, the 19th Hyderabad Regiment, and into Dogra companies in Punjabi regiments.’
    • ‘Southern Army has been spread out chasing hillmen and guarding caravans.’
    • ‘A petition from a discontented hillman evocatively recalled a golden age when the villagers had full control over their forest habitat.’
    • ‘‘Don't worry about her, lass,’ she said, a faint tinge of hillmen's brogue in her speech, ‘she's a healthy girl, and she'll heal quickly.’’