[ leg-man, -muhn ]
/ ˈlɛgˌmæn, -mən /
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noun, plural leg·men [leg-men, -muhn]. /ˈlɛgˌmɛn, -mən/.
a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require presence in the office.
Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.
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Origin of legman

1920–25. Americanism;leg + man
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How to use legman in a sentence

  • He merely said he had legged it all over towna leg man, is what he was called on the newspaper.

    Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
  • They must have sent out a leg man to get facts, and when no one would talk, they stirred this up in the office.

British Dictionary definitions for legman

/ (ˈlɛɡmən) /

noun plural -men mainly US and Canadian
a newsman who reports on news stories from the scene of action or original source
a person employed to run errands, collect information, etc, outside an office
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