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stagehand

[steyj-hand] /ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd/
noun
1.
a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production.
Origin of stagehand
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; stage + hand
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  • When he went behind the scenes he saw an Irish stagehand laughing heartily.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
British Dictionary definitions for stagehand

stagehand

/ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd/
noun
1.
a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production
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