[leg-man, -muh n]
- a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require his or her presence in the office.
- Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.
Compare district man.
Origin of legman
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A large and very popular group of family jokes centred about the plant of the legman.V. V.'s Eyes
Henry Sydnor Harrison
- 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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