The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lightman \Light"man\ (l[imac]t"m[a^]n), n.; pl. -men
A man who carries or takes care of a light.
n. A man who carries or takes care of a light.
Lightman is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alan Lightman
- Gavin Lightman
- Harold Lightman
- John Lightman
- Stafford Lightman
- Toby Lightman
- Cal Lightman, character in the television series Lie to Me
Usage examples of "lightman".
It was a lonely job, this wandering the deserted streets with night coming on, one which, in the past, had frequently required the lightmen to act as im promptu peace-keepers, there never, in the past, being enough constables to man the streets effectively.
Not all the lightmen worried about such things, there being a plethora of young ne'er-do-wells paying city penance to keep the streets clean, but Ben took pride in keeping his beat spif-spaf.