topsman

topsman

(ˈtɒpsmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Agriculture) agriculture a chief drover of herding cattle
2. (Professions) a variant of topman1
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"As he mounted the ladder, feeling his right leg tremble, he spoke a few words to the topsman, then threw himself off, and expir'd in five minutes."