reelman

reelman

(ˈriːlˌmæn; ˈrɪəlˌmæn)
n
Austral and NZ (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who controlled the reel on which the line was wound
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In turn, jerkingly raised and lowered by the rolling billows, the towing resistance of the log caused the old reelman to stagger strangely.
In turn, jerkingly raised and lowered by the rolling billows, the towing resistance of the log caused the old reelman to stagger strangely.