utility man

noun

Definition of utility man 

: a man available for service in various positions: such as

a : an actor who performs minor parts and does odd jobs in a theater

b : a member of a baseball team who plays various positions in the absence of regular players

c : a kitchen helper or busboy on a ship

called also galley man

d : jumper sense 1f

e : one (as a handyman, houseman, or man-of-all-work) who is available for a variety of jobs

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