engineman

noun

en·​gine·​man
ˈenjə̇nˌman,
-ˌmaa(ə)n,
-mən
plural enginemen
1
: a man (such as a locomotive engineer or fireman) who supervises, operates, tends, or tests an engine
2

Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of engineman was in 1777

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“Engineman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engineman. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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