lockman definition

  • noun:
    • A public executioner.
    • A public executioner.
    • A public executioner: so-called because one of his dues ended up being a lock or ladleful of dinner out of each and every caskful revealed for sale in the marketplace.
    • An officer into the Isle of Man which executes the orders associated with governor, similar to an under-sheriff.
    • a worker in charge of a lock (on a canal)

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