end man

noun

Definition of end man 

: a man at each end of the line of performers in a minstrel show who engages in comic repartee with the interlocutor

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Under Jet founder Marc Lore, Walmart has also acquired higher-end men’s fashion brand Bonobos. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Walmart has quietly launched Jetblack, a ‘members-only’ personal shopping service for affluent city moms," 18 May 2018 Evoking traditional craftsmanship and the comforts of home, quilts have made their presence felt all over the fashion landscape of late, especially in high-end men’s wear. Max Berlinger, New York Times, "This Old Thing? Quilts Hit the Catwalk," 9 May 2018 The company covered hundreds of thousands of dollars of Mr. Manafort’s bills at a high-end men’s clothing store and antique shop in New York. New York Times, "Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation," 2 May 2018 The company covered hundreds of thousands of dollars of Manafort’s bills at a high-end men’s clothing store and antique shop in New York. Andrew E. Kramer, BostonGlobe.com, "Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation," 2 May 2018 With defensive end manned by David Irving and Tank Lawrence, the need is in the middle where the Cowboys are vulnerable. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Ranking the difference between draft wants and needs for the Dallas Cowboys | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 Apr. 2018 Liverpool won 4-3 in January to end Man City's run at becoming 'Invincible,' which followed a 5-0 thrashing Man City dealt the Reds in a September match influenced by a Sadio Mane red card. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "LIVE: EPL Foes Liverpool, Man City Meet on Champions League Knockout Stage," 4 Apr. 2018 A few months later, the shop transitioned to a high-end men’s store. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "This high-end store left Village at Meridian for Downtown Boise," 25 Jan. 2018 Hill is so fast, the Cheifs offensive line can leave the end man on the line of scrimmage unblocked while the defender responsible for covering Hill is also occupied. Steven Ruiz, USA TODAY, "Tyreek Hill is the NFL's next superstar," 7 Sep. 2017

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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