air monkey

noun

Definition of air monkey

: a mechanic who repairs the air brakes of railroad trains

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First Known Use of air monkey

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for air monkey

air-brake + (grease) monkey

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The first known use of air monkey was circa 1931

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“Air monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20monkey. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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