bayman definition

  • noun:
    • among the first European settlers regarding the eventual colony of British Honduras, modern day Belize.
    • In the United States navy, a sick-bay nursing assistant; -- today officially designated as hospital apprentice.
    • a person who life on a bay, or who fishes, shoots, or pursues their profession in or on a bay.
    • especially, in British Honduras, a mahogany-cutter of coast.
    • A sick-bay attendant; a nurse for sick or wounded males on a vessel of war.

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