Linkboy

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linkboy or linkman (ˈlɪŋkˌbɔɪ)
 
n , pl -boys, -men
(formerly) a boy who carried a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
 
linkman or linkman
 
n

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linkboy

noun
(formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets 
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