1. A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.
  2. A servant; a retainer.
  3. A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry.
  4. An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores.