walking boss
Walker Walk"er, n. 1. One who walks; a pedestrian. [1913 Webster]

2. That with which one walks; a foot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Lame Mulciber, his walkers quite misgrown. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester. [1913 Webster]

4. [AS. wealcere. See {Walk}, v. t., 3.] A fuller of cloth. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

She cursed the weaver and the walker The cloth that had wrought. --Percy's Reliques. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect. [1913 Webster]

6. (construction, tunneling) A shift superintendent or assistant superintendent who supervises several shifters(4] and their crews. Since these crews are usually separated by some distance, the walker is frequently seen walking between them. Also called {walking boss}. [RDH]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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