Entry from US English dictionary
1A man at the end of a row, line, or series.
- It begins with the fullback blocking the end man on the line.
2 historical A man at the end of a line of performers in a minstrel show who engaged in comic repartee with the interlocutor.
- In our village we had an old minstrel-show routine where an end man would Make some dogmatic statement, and the Interlocutor would ask, ‘Are you sure of that?’
- He was always "end man" and his costume nearly always the same boyish one.
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Syllabification: end man
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