from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In theat. lang., an actor of the smallest parts in a play. A supernumerary is called a utility-man, or is said to have gone into the “utility,” when he has a part with words given him.


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  • When I used to ask my uncle who his favorite Met was in the early part of the past decade, his response was always the same: utility-man Joe McEwing.

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  • Following news that Alex Gordon has landed on the DL and will miss roughly two months following hip surgery, utility-man Mark Teahen is expected to be positioned back at third base for the time being.

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