from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The person at the end of a line or row.
- n. The man in a minstrel show who sits at one end of the company and engages in banter with the interlocutor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the last man in a row; one of the two men at the extremities of a line of minstrels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man at one end of a row or line; hence, an extremist; one who takes the most advanced view of anything.
- n. Specifically In minstrel-troupes, a man who sits at an end of the semicircle of performers during the opening part of the entertainment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
- n. a man at one end of a row of people
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