banksman

/ (ˈbæŋksmən) /


noun
  1. a crane driver's helper, who signals instructions to the driver for the movement of the crane and its jib

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How to use banksman in a sentence

  • Next morning, a banksman, who acted as personal attendant on Hugh Ritson, brought him his breakfast.

    A Son of Hagar | Sir Hall Caine
  • Toward nightfall he grew feverish, and rang frequently the bell that summoned the banksman.

    A Son of Hagar | Sir Hall Caine
  • The old banksman was forbidden to send for a doctor, but he contrived to dispatch a messenger for Parson Christian.

    A Son of Hagar | Sir Hall Caine
  • When the singing ceased, Hugh Ritson paused suddenly and turned to the old banksman.

    A Son of Hagar | Sir Hall Caine
  • The banksman at the mouth of the pit received the signal from those below that they were ready to be drawn up.

    Taking Tales | W.H.G. Kingston