Definition of roadsman in US English:

roadsman

noun

rare
  • 1Originally: †a person who pilots a vessel through a road (obsolete). Later: a person who is adept at or accustomed to using roads; a driver of a vehicle.

  • 2A person who builds or maintains roads; a person in charge of roads. Now archaic or regional.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From either the genitive or the plural of road + man, after craftsman, tradesman, etc.

Pronunciation

roadsman

/ˈrəʊdzmən/