linkboy

linkman

/ (ˈlɪŋkˌbɔɪ) /

noun plural -boys or -men

(formerly) a boy who carried a torch for pedestrians in dark streets

Nearby words

  1. linkage,
  2. linkage disequilibrium,
  3. linkage editor,
  4. linkage group,
  5. linkage marker,
  6. linked,
  7. linked list,
  8. linked rhyme,
  9. linked verse,
  10. linker

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Examples from the Web for linkboy

  • He looked after us with foreboding eyes as we went out of the great gate, alone, with not so much as a linkboy.

    Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
  • From a linkboy outside a travelling theatre he was promoted to employment within.

    A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook