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a crane driver’s helper, who signals instructions to the driver for the movement of the crane and its jib
Historical Examples

Next morning, a banksman, who acted as personal attendant on Hugh Ritson, brought him his breakfast.
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine

Van Dyck told our part in the happenings briefly, and the old banksman chuckled delightedly.
Pirates’ Hope Francis Lynde

Toward nightfall he grew feverish, and rang frequently the bell that summoned the banksman.
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine

The banksman at the mouth of the pit received the signal from those below that they were ready to be drawn up.
Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston

He had come at last in answer to the banksman’s summons, and now he knocked at the door.
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine


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