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Meaning of walking delegate

walk'ing del'egate

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (formerly) an official appointed by a trade union to go from place to place to investigate working conditions, to ascertain whether union contracts were being fulfilled, and, sometimes, to negotiate contracts between employers and the union.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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