Definition of banksman in English:

banksman

(also bankman)

noun

  • 1Mining
    Mining. A person who works at the mouth of a pit, supervising the loading of coal and the lowering and raising of the cage.

  • 2British
    British. A worker at a building site who guides or directs the use and movement of cranes, vehicles, etc., to ensure that it is conducted safely.

Origin

Late 16th century. In some forms from bank + man.

Pronunciation

banksman

/ˈbaŋksmən/