Definition of tallyman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtalɪmən

noun (plural tallymen)

  • 1British A person who sells goods on credit, especially from door to door.
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    • Mr Poolman, who was widowed in 1988, started work as a tallyman selling clothes door-to-door, but he decided to start his own business.
  • 2A person who keeps a score or record of something.
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    • I believe more consultation should be done before electronic counting mechanisms eliminate the transparency needed by tallymen in Irish elections.
    • Eventually, the boxes are all opened, the tallymen deliver their last figures to the computer room and within minutes we have a final figure.
    • And as returning officers have learnt over the years, only a fool would stand up to announce an official result without checking first with the tallyman.

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