Middle English Dictionary Entry

lōdes-man n.
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1.
(a) One who navigates a ship during a voyage (distinct from the master and the steersman); a pilot; (b) a guide, conductor; also fig.; (c) a leader, director, governor; (d) a carrier;(e) ?a harbor-pilot [cp. lod-man (b)].