- another name for a Viking
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
n., pl. -men.
World History, Ancient Historyone of the ancient Scandinavians, esp. a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established settlements in Great Britain, Ireland, many parts of continental Europe, and probably in parts of North America.
Old English northman(n) (not recorded in Middle English);
see north, -man