From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waterman \Wa"ter*man\, n.; pl. Watermen.
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   1. A man who plies for hire on rivers, lakes, or canals, or
      in harbors, in distinction from a seaman who is engaged on
      the high seas; a man who manages fresh-water craft; a
      boatman; a ferryman.
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   2. An attendant on cab stands, etc., who supplies water to
      the horses. [Eng.] --Dickens.
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   3. A water demon. --Tylor.
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