Powder-monkey



noun
1.
(formerly) a boy employed on warships to carry gunpowder from the magazine to the guns.
2.
(def 1).
noun
1.
(formerly) a boy who carried powder from the magazine to the guns on warships

noun phrase

A person who works with explosives in mining, construction, etc

[1926+ Loggers & miners; found by 1682 designating a boy who handles gunpowder aboard a warship]

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