brakeman

noun brake·man \ ˈbrāk-mən \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

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

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First Known Use of brakeman

1833

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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brakeman

noun brake·man \ ˈbrāk-mən \

Definition of brakeman for Students

plural brakemen \-mən\
: a crew member on a train who inspects the train and helps the conductor

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