onsetter


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onsetter

(ˈɒnˌsɛtə)
n
a person who attacks
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George was now employed as a coal miner (onsetter), working underground, and he gave his place of birth as Loughborough.
Or maybe your uncle was an onsetter? It is a language now in danger of being lost following the closure of the country's final deep-coal mine.
LABOUR OF LOVE: Ron is gathering photos and information on pit life for his book; AT WORK: Ron, right, at work with a friend; POSING: A formal snapshot of what appears to be airmen and mine officials turn out in their best for this snap; MEMORIES: The bitter miners' strike and with colleagues during happier times are among the events included; PALS: Front left, H Lucas, ventilation officer, right H Shand, onsetter; back left, J Pears, joiner, and back rignt T Glindon, overman