walking delegate

noun

: a labor union representative appointed to visit members and their places of employment, to secure enforcement of union rules and agreements, and at times to represent the union in dealing with employers

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of walking delegate was in 1886

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“Walking delegate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20delegate. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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