brakeman

noun
brake·​man | \ ˈbrāk-mən How to pronounce brakeman (audio) \

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

Examples of brakeman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. Washington Post, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. BostonGlobe.com, "COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died . He was 79.," 28 Dec. 2019 The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. Arkansas Online, "DJ Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 The show's large ensemble cast also includes Mickey Sumner (The Borgias, also daughter of musician Sting) as brakeman Bess Till, who stumbles upon a mystery that threatens the train's status quo. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Snowpiercer series finally coming to TNT, and here’s the first teaser to prove it," 16 Jan. 2020 The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. Arkansas Online, "DJ Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. Arkansas Online, "DJ Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. Washington Post, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 The family moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Imus joined the Marines before taking jobs as a freight train brakeman and uranium miner. Arkansas Online, "DJ Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brakeman

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Feb 2020

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“Brakeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brakeman. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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brakeman

noun
brake·​man | \ ˈbrāk-mən How to pronounce brakeman (audio) \
plural brakemen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of brakeman

: a crew member on a train who inspects the train and helps the conductor

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