/landz"meuhn/, n., pl. landsmen.
1. Also, landman. a person who lives or works on land.
2. an inexperienced sailor or one who has not been to sea before.
[bef. 1000 for sense "native"; ME landes man, londes man, OE landes mann; see LAND, 'S1, -MAN]
Usage. See -man.
/lahnts"meuhn/, n., pl. landsleit /lahnts"luyt/, Eng. landsmen. Yiddish.
a person from the same town, geographical area, region, etc., as another; compatriot.

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