fly·​man ˈflī-mən How to pronounce flyman (audio)
: a worker in the flies of a theater who manipulates curtains and scenery

Examples of flyman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rogers was a flyman, managing pieces of equipment that move overhead. Leah Garchik,, 9 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flyman was in 1881

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“Flyman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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