Definition of Linkboy. Meaning of Linkboy. Synonyms of Linkboy

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Definition of Linkboy

Linkboy
Linkboy Link"boy` (-boi`), Linkman Link"man (-m[a^]n), n. [See 1st Link.] A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.

Meaning of Linkboy from wikipedia

- link-boy (or link boy or linkboy) was a boy who carried a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians at night. Linkboys were common in London in the...
- in a large household there may be specific functions, such as spitboy Linkboy like linkman meant torch- or other light-bearer Page, from the Gr**** παις...
- the Spunkie in the Scottish Highlands where it would take the form of a linkboy (a boy who carried a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians in...
- especially on dark nights, and consequently the theatre often provided linkboys to light the way with torches. Notable actors who appeared at the theatre...
- asking for money, work, or offering you a service such as: shoe cleaners, linkboys, milkmaids, chimney sweeps, etc. Begging was quite an art, the way you...
- Unaware of Fear's fate, Defoe was meanwhile making inquiries among the linkboys and mudlarks as to 'Mister Quick', their nickname for a mysterious masked...
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