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

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Examples from the Web for banksman

Historical Examples of banksman

  • He had come at last in answer to the banksman's summons, and now he knocked at the door.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • Van Dyck told our part in the happenings briefly, and the old Banksman chuckled delightedly.

    Pirates' Hope

    Francis Lynde

  • 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

  • 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