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  • n. An assistant to a crane operator, responsible for securing the crane's load and directing the operator.


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  • The Footscray Australian Rules football team does not mind being nicknamed The Dogs; the man who dizzily rides on the load of a crane is honorably called the dogman (or has been, since the term is now condemned by Equal Opportunities legislation; a form dogperson, or, for that matter, bitchman, appears never to have been used).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 3

  • But here his professional name was the "dogman;" and he held that office according to an ancient custom of the Scargate race, whence also his surname (if such it were) arose.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • Five pandas, double manned incident car, four foot on the town, probys doubling with the traffic or dogman to learn the area and the night jacks leaving a contact number (you can guess where!) should they be needed.

    No More Targets?……. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Yes | No | Report from dogman wrote 36 weeks 5 days ago

    Stupid Moves

  • Yes | No | Report from dogman wrote 48 weeks 1 day ago

    Petzal: .270 vs.

  • Yes | No | Report from dogman wrote 47 weeks 2 days ago

    Nancy Pelosi and the AWB

  • You really know how to keep us hooked! dogman says:

    DELUGE (Part 37) – Brian Keene

  • Yes | No | Report from dogman wrote 44 weeks 5 days ago

    Thoughts on Lead Bans

  • Yes | No | Report from dogman wrote 44 weeks 3 days ago

    Thoughts on Lead Bans

  • The Airwave AVLS and APLS linked to the Hand Helds can at times be very usefull, like when a dogman tracked across country at night, got his man, but did not know how to get to the nearest road and assistance did not know where he was.



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