bridgeman

noun bridge·man \ˈbrijmən\

Definition of bridgeman

plural

bridgemen

  1. 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. 2 :  one who works on the loading platform of an icehouse selling ice to wholesale and retail customers

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