Definition of lighterman in English:



  • See lighter

    • ‘The lightermen live on as the masters of the waste disposal vessels and dredgers you see on the Thames today.’
    • ‘Before the docks were built lightermen ferried goods from ships in midstream to the river quays.’
    • ‘With the expansion of the Port of London, on the other hand, the lightermen flourished.’
    • ‘The story of the Thames is a very rich one and the watermen and lightermen have played a large part in it.’
    • ‘Watermen and lightermen do a very old and important job in London.’