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used as a slang term to refer to inside electrician
(typically 98 )
Lineman refer to inside wireman as narrowbacks
Hey look at that narrowback pulling wire through that conduit.
by humpdog January 31, 2007
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(noun) A successful type of theft which results in an acceptable, impressive and rewarding payday for the protagonist.
Last night, hit a good lick. I brought home three figures easy for about two hours worth of my time. Not too bad I don't think.
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A child of Irish immigrants who is considered too soft to do hard physical labor.
"You narrowbacks would never make it in the old country..You don't know what hard work is."
by Kenny From Brooklyn April 22, 2009
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A lazy person of Irish descent who will not perform any honest work.
The narrowbacks stole my potatoes.
by Bill the Cat May 20, 2008
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