Definitions

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  • noun dated A telegraph operator.
  • noun An employee of vital importance to a business.

Etymologies

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key +‎ man

Examples

  • The lead keyman threw the brake; sparks flew as the wheels slowed, and stopped.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • I was so calm that I joked about the multimillion-dollar keyman insurance policy the bank made the church take out on me when we applied for such a large loan for the new facilities.

    When God Answers Prayer

  • I was so calm that I joked about the multimillion-dollar keyman insurance policy the bank made the church take out on me when we applied for such a large loan for the new facilities.

    When God Answers Prayer

  • The two gladiator guards and the keyman were peering in after us, starting to grow nervous.

    Two For The Lions

  • The bigger of the two was a $15 million keyman policy; $10 million of that was with Bankers Trust and $5 million with Crédit Lyonnais.

    Nightmare on Elm Drive

  • Taking out a keyman life-insurance policy on a top executive is common practice in business, with the company being named as beneficiary.

    Nightmare on Elm Drive

  • The news that the policy was invalid caused bad blood between the family and the company, especially since the immediate payment of the $15 million keyman policy gave Carolco one of its biggest quarters since the inception of the company.

    Nightmare on Elm Drive

  • This will provide temporary personnel to replace the keyman and also maybe finance recruitment as well as training of the replacement.

    WN.com - Articles related to Kelly Clarkson coming to Malaysia

  • This will provide temporary personnel to replace the keyman and also maybe finance recruitment as well as training of the replacement.

    WN.com - Articles related to Kelly Clarkson coming to Malaysia

  • This will provide temporary personnel to replace the keyman and also maybe finance recruitment as well as training of the replacement.

    WN.com - Articles related to Kelly Clarkson coming to Malaysia

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