Leg man

legman

[leg-man, -muhn]
noun, plural legmen [leg-men, -muhn] .
1.
a person employed to transact business outside an office, especially on behalf of one whose responsibilities require his or her presence in the office.
2.
Journalism. a reporter who gathers information by visiting news sources or by being present at news events.
Compare district man.


Origin:
1920–25. Americanism; leg + man1

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legman (ˈlɛɡmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a newsman who reports on news stories from the scene of action or original source
2.  a person employed to run errands, collect information, etc, outside an office

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