bridgeman

noun
bridge·man | \ˈbrijmən\
plural bridgemen

Definition of bridgeman 

1 : one who works on a bridge: such as

a : one who tends the landing bridge where a ferryboat docks and supervises the loading and unloading of the ferry

b : one who operates the machinery for opening and closing drawbridges or who operates the bridge over which railroad cars are run from wharf to scow

c : a member of a construction crew that builds bridges with structural steel or iron

2 : one who works on the loading platform of an icehouse selling ice to wholesale and retail customers

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