noun ground·man \ˈgrau̇n(d)ˌman, -mən\

Definition of groundman



  1. 1a :  a strip-mine worker who moves dirt and coal within reach of power shovels b :  a mine worker who deepens haulageways by digging out the bottom and lowering tracks

  2. 2 :  a member of a work crew who performs the tasks that can be done on or from the ground: such as a :  one who digs holes and raises poles for electric power or telephone lines and lifts equipment and tools to linemen b :  one who assists with the erection of oil-well drilling rigs or power lines, the driving of piles, or the construction or wrecking of buildings

  3. 3 :  groundkeeper 1

  4. 4 :  an electrician who attends to grounding connections

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