fly·​man | \ ˈflī-mən How to pronounce flyman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of flyman

: a worker in the flies of a theater who manipulates curtains and scenery

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Recent Examples on the Web Rogers was a flyman, managing pieces of equipment that move overhead. Leah Garchik,, "The pain of loving an easy-to-love opera: Get over it," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of flyman

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Flyman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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