from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Cossack chief. Also called hetman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A title of Cossack and haidamak leaders of various kinds. The term was also used for the leader of a fisherman artel and of a band of robbers or thieves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hetman, or chief of the Cossacks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hetman.
Russian, from South Turkic, leader of an armed band : ata, father + -man, augmentative suff.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian атаман. (Wiktionary)