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1. the chief electrician on a motion-picture or television production.
2. Informal.an old man.
3. Brit.a foreman or overseer, esp. the boss of a group of physical laborers.
4. Glassmaking.a master glassblower responsible for shaping glassware.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.