Definition of lifeman in English:

lifeman

noun

rare
  • Stephen Potter's term for: a person who practises lifemanship; one who is skilful in acquiring an advantage or ‘edge’ over another.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Simeon Potter (b. 1898). From life + man, after lifemanship.

Pronunciation

lifeman

/ˈlʌɪfmən/