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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Light-horse·man n.; pl. -men
 1. A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th Light.
 2. Zool. A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Light·man n.; pl. -men  A man who carries or takes care of a light.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Low-church·man n.; pl. -men  One who holds low-church principles.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·ange·man n.; pl. -men  One of a secret society, organized in the north of Ireland in 1795, the professed objects of which are the defense of the reigning sovereign of Great Britain, the support of the Protestant religion, the maintenance of the laws of the kingdom, etc.; -- so called in honor of William, Prince of Orange, who became William III. of England.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·man n.; pl. -men
 1. One in authority over others; a chief; usually, an overseer or boss.
 2.  An arbiter.
 3.  In the philosophy of Nietzsche, a man of superior physique and powers capable of dominating others; one fitted to survive in an egoistic struggle for the mastery.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plains·man n.; pl. -men  One who lives in the plains.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plow·man, Plough·man  n.; pl. -men
 1. One who plows, or who holds and guides a plow; hence, a husbandman.
 2. A rustic; a countryman; a field laborer.
 Plowman's spikenard Bot., a European composite weed (Conyza squarrosa), having fragrant roots.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Points·man n.; pl. -men  A man who has charge of railroad points or switches. [Eng.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rib·bon·man n.; pl. -men. A member of the Ribbon Society. See Ribbon Society, under Ribbon.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rob·erds·man Rob·erts·man n.; pl. -men.  Old Statutes of Eng. A bold, stout robber, or night thief; -- said to be so called from Robin Hood.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sig·nal·man n.; pl. -men  A man whose business is to manage or display signals; especially, one employed in setting the signals by which railroad trains are run or warned.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sky·man n.; pl. -men. An aeronaut. [Slang]
 Syn: -- airman; pilot.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Track·man n.; pl. -men . Railroads One employed on work on the track; specif., a trackwalker.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tripe·man n.; pl. -men  A man who prepares or sells tripe.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Beads·man, Bedes·man  n.; pl. -men  A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman.
    Whereby ye shall bind me to be your poor beadsman for ever unto Almighty God.   --Fuller.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gowns·man Gown·man, n.; pl. -men  One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university; hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hand·crafts·man n.; pl. -men  A handicraftsman.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hand·i·crafts·man n.; pl. -men  A man skilled or employed in handcraft.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hench·man n.; pl. -men   An attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a political cant term.
 

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 Herd·man Herds·man n.; pl. -men  The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.
 

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 High-church·man n.; pl.  -men  One who holds high-church principles.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 man
      n 1: an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were
           two women and six men on the bus" [syn: adult male]
           [ant: woman]
      2: someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a
         military force; "two men stood sentry duty" [syn: serviceman,
          military man, military personnel] [ant: civilian]
      3: the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it
         was every man for himself"
      4: all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a
         lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind'
         seemed to slight the women" [syn: world, human race, humanity,
          humankind, human beings, humans, mankind]
      5: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae [syn: homo,
          human being, human]
      6: a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the
         building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
      7: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and
         courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
      8: a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover
         or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman; "she
         takes good care of her man" [ant: woman]
      9: a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his
         employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man" [syn: valet,
          valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman]
      10: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: Isle of Man]
      11: game equipment consisting of an object used in playing
          certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on
          the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a
          strategic advantage" [syn: piece]
      v 1: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;
           "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
      2: provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"
      [also: manning, manned, men (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 men
      n : the force of workers available [syn: work force, workforce,
           manpower, hands]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 men
      See man