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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groundling  \Ground"ling\,  n.  [Ground  +  -ling.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fish  that  keeps  at  the  bottom  of  the  water, 
  as  the  loach. 
 
  2.  A  spectator  in  the  pit  of  a  theater,  which  formerly  was  on 
  the  ground,  and  without  floor  or  benches. 
 
  No  comic  buffoon  to  make  the  groundlings  laugh. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  groundling 
  n  :  in  Elizabethan  theater:  a  playgoer  in  the  cheap  standing 
  section 




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