Definition of Linkboy

1. Noun. (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets.

Exact synonyms: Linkman
Generic synonyms: Attendant, Attender, Tender

Definition of Linkboy

1. n. A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.

Definition of Linkboy

1. Noun. male servant or other attendant (regardless of age), employed to bear a torch or other light abroad at night ¹

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Definition of Linkboy

1. a man or boy hired to carry a torch to light the way along dark streets [n -BOYS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Linkboy

link whoring
linkage analysis
linkage disequilibrium
linkage editor
linkage equilibrium
linkage group
linkage map
linkage marker
linkage section
linkboy (current term)
linked gene
linked genes
linked list
linked lists
linker DNA
linker scanning

Literary usage of Linkboy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1834)
"linkboy, the actual winner, was got by Tramp, and is the property of Mr. Laing of the Horse ... In the advertisement announcing linkboy for sale by auction, ..."

2. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1898)
"•when he passed the Stand he was hauling over linkboy at every stride. ... I'll take 6 to 4 linkboy! 2 to I Yellow Aster! Two to •one bar one ! ..."

3. Adam Lindsay Gordon and His Friends in England and Australia by Edith Humphris, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1912)
"(hb) linkboy, list. 51b. . „ I. Ward. 4. „ GFWilliams'sb.g. ... A pretty contest took place for second place; General beating linkboy by a head. ..."

4. A History of the Meynell Hounds and Country, 1780-1901 by James Lowndes Randall (1901)
"He goes back to Nightshade, the common ancestress of him and linkboy, and she, ... Another one that Jack Morgan used, before the time of linkboy and Baronet ..."

5. The steeple-chase calendar, a chronicle of the sport in Great Britain by Henry Corbet (1846)
"... 8 to 1 each agst Alexander and Chandler, lO to 1 agst Venom, lO to 1 agst The Knight of Gwynne, 12 to 1 agst Alfred, and 14 to 1 agst linkboy. ..."

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