grease-monkey

Definitions

Construction

  • (written as grease monkey)
    A slang expression for a person who lubricates, refuels, and/or repairs equipment.
  • (written as grease monkey)
    A grease dauber who greases skids so that logs can be moved over them easily.

Slang

  • noun a mechanic. Partridge dates the term to around 1910. It was still in use in 2004.
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