British Dictionary definitions for linkboynoun plural -boys or -men
- (formerly) a boy who carried a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
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Examples from the Web for linkboy
He looked after us with foreboding eyes as we went out of the great gate, alone, with not so much as a linkboy.
From a linkboy outside a travelling theatre he was promoted to employment within.