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Mining. A person who works at the mouth of a pit, supervising the loading of coal and the lowering and raising of the cage.
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.
Late 16th century. In some forms from bank + man.
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