Definition of brakeman
1 : a freight or passenger train crew member who inspects the train and assists the conductor
2 : the member of a bobsled team who operates the brake
Recent Examples of brakeman from the Web
These days, volunteers say need more people to run the train, serving in such roles as engineer, conductor or brakemen.
The train’s crew had been cooperative, and investigators were scheduling interviews with two other train crew members — a conductor and a brakeman, officials said.
Any reasonably fit person can take a bobsled run (with both a professional driver and a brakeman keeping things safe) at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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Definition of brakeman for Students
: a crew member on a train who inspects the train and helps the conductor
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