Definition of rodman in English:

rodman

noun

  • 1Surveying (chiefly US). A person who positions or holds a stadia rod or levelling rod.

  • 2An angler; = rodsman.

  • 3US slang. A gunman. Compare "rod". Now historical.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Meeting of Corporation for paving Streets in Dublin. From rod + man.

Pronunciation

rodman

/ˈrɒdmən/