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linkboy

linkman

/ (ˈlɪŋkˌbɔɪ) /
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noun plural -boys or -men

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

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  • From a linkboy outside a travelling theatre he was promoted to employment within.

    A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook
  • 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
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