linkman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

link 'torch, light' + man 'servant'

Noun[edit]

linkman (plural linkmen)

  1. adult linkboy; one bearing a torch or light
  2. (rugby) Player who uses speed and dexterity to keep an attacking team's downfield progress fluid.
  3. A man who acts as a link or connection.
    • 1997, Girja Kumar, The book on trial: fundamentalism and censorship in India (page 115)
      Sajjad Zaheer was the linkman with the literary community on behalf of the nascent communist movement of India.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967