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or brinks·man

[bringk-muh n]
noun, plural brink·men.
  1. a person who is skilled in or practices brinkmanship.
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Origin of brinkman

First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from brinkmanship
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Examples from the Web for brinkman

Historical Examples of brinkman

  • “I say, that cad Brinkman is voting for himself,” said some one.

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • “When it comes to the time, I shall decline to be nominated,” said Brinkman.

  • He had decided that, if Brinkman voted for himself, he would do the same.

  • “We must see that everybody backs up in this,” said Brinkman.

  • “I suppose none of our side will go on the omnibus,” said Brinkman.