noun. ['ˈfɛriːmən'] a man who operates a ferry.
- -man (English)
- ferry (English)
- ferien (Middle English (1100-1500))
Words that Rhyme with Ferryman
Example sentences of the word ferryman
1. Noun, singular or mass
It is common now to see pennies left on a grave to pay the ferryman.
Quotes containing the word ferryman
1. It is related that Sakyamuni [the historical Buddha] once dismissed as of small consequence a feat of levitation on the part of a disciple, and cried out in pity for a yogin by the river who had spent twenty years of his human existence learning to walk on water, when the ferryman might have taken him across for a small coin.
- Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard