legman

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From leg +‎ -man, modelled after legwork,[1] in reference to the walking such a person does.

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legman (plural legmen)

  1. (originally US) A person hired to carrying out errands or (often) menial tasks, frequently requiring travel from place to place; an errand boy or errand girl, a runner.
    Synonym: gofer
    Antonym: leg woman
  2. (originally US, journalism) A reporter who frequently travels to conduct research, interview witnesses, etc.
    Antonym: leg woman

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