Definition of reddsman in US English:

reddsman

(also redsman)

noun

Scottish
Mining
historical
  • A person employed to clear away debris or rubbish, maintain roadways, etc., in the workings of a mine.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Sheriffhall Coal Account Books. From the genitive of redd + man.

Pronunciation

reddsman

/ˈrɛdzmən/