linkboy linkman noun plural -boys or -men

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

Examples from the Web for linkboy Historical Examples of 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

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