key grip

noun

: the technician in charge of moving and setting up camera tracks and scenery in a motion-picture or television production

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Back at Kaufman Astoria Studios, a crew member walked by carrying a large sheet cake for the key grip’s birthday. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2021 The movie’s visual style comes down to the exceptional work of cinematographer Zach Kuperstein (The Eyes of My Mother) and his crew of gaffer Joel Kingsbury, key grip Paul Wallace, and First AC Logan Gee. Josh Weiss, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 No word yet on a four-year deal for the key grip on The Opposition. Tom Philip, GQ, 1 Mar. 2018 Read more: The organization gets resources from fund-raising benefits and voluntary checkoffs on paychecks for everybody from above-the-title stars to best boy, key grip and other jobs nobody outside the movie industry understands. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 14 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'key grip.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of key grip was in 1977

Dictionary Entries Near key grip

Cite this Entry

“Key grip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/key%20grip. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ