One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters.
- ‘The story, about the lives of oystermen on the Florida Gulf Coast, had a you-are-there quality, as much of Bragg's work does.’
- ‘Hurricane Katrina has left many Gulf Coast fisheries and oyster beds in ruins, leaving the region's fishermen, oystermen, and shrimpers to face a lengthy recovery.’
- ‘In 1944, the Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the Texas Oil Company to pay damages to oysterman Ludwig Doucet for dumping chemical waste on his leased property.’
- ‘This three-foot-wide creature, which lives solely on hard-shelled mollusks, is a scourge of oystermen; a school of 3,000 rays can pick an oyster bed clean in an afternoon.’
- ‘Voisin is a seventh-generation oysterman and chairman of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, a state governmental agency.’
- ‘For example, the freshwater diversion project disrupted seafood harvesting by coastal communities, and as a result of lawsuits brought against the project, local oystermen have been awarded more than $1 billion in damages.’
- ‘If there is no contamination in the Gulf and if oystermen can recede, it will take a minimum 18 months for the oysters to come back.’
- 1.1 A boat equipped for harvesting oysters.
- ‘The hull design is based on the Chincoteague skiff, a nineteenth century Chesapeake oysterman hull.’
- ‘The Oysterman 23, a 22 ½ foot boat with only minor refinements in the skipjack's basic design, rig, and construction, nonchalantly left the whole fleet in its wake.’
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