Call-Boy


Call-Boy
   The main task of a stage manager's "go-fer" was to give the actors their calls, summoning them to the stage at the appropriate time.

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  • Call boy — Call Call, n. 1. The act of calling; usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle s call. Call of the trumpet. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • call-boy — callˈ boy noun A boy who calls the actors when they are required on stage • • • Main Entry: ↑call …   Useful english dictionary

  • call|boy — «KL BOY», noun. 1. a bellboy, especially in a hotel or on a ship. 2. a boy who calls actors from their dressing rooms when they are supposed to go on the stage …   Useful english dictionary

  • call boy — delivery boy, messenger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • call boy — Philippine English Any male prostitute …   English dialects glossary

  • call boy — noun : a male homosexual prostitute * * * n. 1) a person in a theater who summons actors when they are due on stage 2) a male prostitute who accepts appointments by telephone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Call — Call, n. 1. The act of calling; usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle s call. Call of the trumpet. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Call bird — Call Call, n. 1. The act of calling; usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle s call. Call of the trumpet. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Call note — Call Call, n. 1. The act of calling; usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle s call. Call of the trumpet. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Call of the house — Call Call, n. 1. The act of calling; usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle s call. Call of the trumpet. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English