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- n. male servant or other attendant (regardless of age), employed to bear a torch or other light abroad at night
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boy or man who carries a link or torch to light passengers in the streets of a city.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
link (“torch, light”) + boy (“man, servant”) (Wiktionary)