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best boy

n.
The chief assistant to the gaffer on a movie or television set.
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best boy

n
(Film) chiefly US the assistant to the senior electrician or to the key grip in a film crew
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best′ boy′


n.
the first assistant to the head electrician on a television or motion-picture production.
[1935–40]
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But above all there was Harry Winburn, the quickest and best boy in the parish.
Tom was not to go near the school till three o'clock, and only then if he had done his own lessons well, in which case he was to be the bearer of a note to the master from Squire Brown; and the master agreed in such case to release ten or twelve of the best boys an hour before the time of breaking up, to go off and play in the close.
She pulled me in and shut the door; then she looked in the Testament till she found the paper, and as soon as she read it she looked glad; and before a body could think she grabbed me and give me a squeeze, and said I was the best boy in the world, and not to tell anybody.
I placed the brook-connection under the guard and authority of three of my best boys, who would alternate in two- hour watches all night and promptly obey my signal, if I should have occasion to give it -- three revolver- shots in quick succession.
It's as plain to me as the nose on your face that between his bull-headed hardness and your wishy-washy softness you're fixing to ruin one of the best boys God ever put on this earth."
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