utility man


noun

a worker expected to serve in any capacity when called on.
an actor of miscellaneous small parts.
Baseball. a player who is not a regular and whose value lies in an ability to play several positions.

Nearby words

  1. utilise,
  2. utilitarian,
  3. utilitarianism,
  4. utility,
  5. utility function,
  6. utility player,
  7. utility pole,
  8. utility program,
  9. utility room,
  10. utility truck

Origin of utility man

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for utility man

utility man

noun mainly US

a worker who is expected to serve in any of several capacities
an actor who plays any of numerous small parts
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