brakeman

play
noun brake·man \ˈbrāk-mən\

Definition of brakeman

  1. 1 :  a freight or passenger train crew member who inspects the train and assists the conductor

  2. 2 :  the member of a bobsled team who operates the brake

Recent Examples of brakeman from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brakeman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of brakeman

1833


BRAKEMAN Defined for Kids

brakeman

play
noun brake·man \ˈbrāk-mən\

Definition of brakeman for Students

plural

brakemen

\-mən\
  1. :  a crew member on a train who inspects the train and helps the conductor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up brakeman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

lethargy or dullness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!