gripman

noun
grip·man | \ˈgrip-mən, -ˌman\

Definition of gripman 

: a cable car operator

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The operator, or gripman, uses a lever to grip the cable moving beneath the street. Tony Long, WIRED, "Aug. 2, 1873: San Francisco’s First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill," 2 Aug. 2011

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First Known Use of gripman

1886, in the meaning defined above

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