utility man


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utility man

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1. (Professions) a worker who is expected to serve in any of several capacities
2. (Theatre) an actor who plays any of numerous small parts
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utility man - a baseball player valued for the ability to play at several positionsutility man - a baseball player valued for the ability to play at several positions
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
2.utility man - a workman expected to serve in any capacity when called onutility man - a workman expected to serve in any capacity when called on
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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He worked as a night watchman, hawked potatoes on the street, pasted labels in a cannery warehouse, was utility man in a paper-box factory, and water-carrier for a street railway construction gang, and even joined the Dishwashers' Union just before it fell to pieces.
Police said Tani and Padilla took part in a drinking session and the utility man later drove Tani to his house in Barangay Sto.
The under-fire utility man told Dutch media that he wanted out of Villa Park in the next two seasons and is looking for a club competing in the Champions League.
In 1976, Red Sox manager Darrell Johnson thought so little of utility man Gene Michael, the future builder of the great Derek Jeter-Jorge Posada-Mariano Rivera Yankees, that he just didn't play him.
But Borussia Dortmund utility man Kevin Grosskreutz has gone a step further by getting a tattoo of the World Cup on his back despite not playing a single minute during the competition.
The utility man was United's match-winner in their final European game of the year, as they beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0.
The former Boro and Hartlepool utility man, 27, was sent off for a reckless challenge just 13 minutes into Notts County's opening League One game of the season at Sheffield United last night.
Former Motherwell and Ross County utility man Fitzpatrick, 27, spent the final few weeks of last season on loan at Queen of the South and is set to join the Cappielow club for pre-season training.
NEWCASTLE United utility man James Perch has calmed fears about his neck injury and expects to be back in time for the club's crucial trip to Everton.
I hope we will hear how things go with the man who runs the pizza restaurant who called and threatened the utility man who cut his electricity off for non-payment and called the man a faggot.
The veteran utility man has sat out the last two games with a groin strain and manager Dean Thomas will be hoping the ex-Nuneaton man will be fit to face their struggling mid-table visitors.
Hearts utility man McGowan (right) said: "We ended up not playing the game in Yemen because of what's been going on there.

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