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sidesman

noun plural -men
  1. Church of England a man elected to help the parish church warden
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Historical Examples

  • That was not the case, because Mr. Mowll was a member of the Church of England and a sidesman.

    The Golden Butterfly

    Walter Besant

  • And then very quietly he stole one mole-like look into his sidesman's face.

    The Return

    Walter de la Mare

  • "I'm sorry my nephew made a noise," said John to the sidesman.

    Poor Relations

    Compton Mackenzie

  • A stickler was a sidesman to a fencer, so called because he carried a stick, wherewith to part the combatants.

  • He obeyed passively, became a sidesman, and in due course vicar's warden.

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird