Definition of motorman
: an operator of a motor-driven vehicle (such as a streetcar or subway train)
Recent Examples of motorman from the Web
The train’s motorman is also being interviewed, and will be subject to a drug and alcohol test.
The motorman was put on trial but exonerated for his role in the crash.
Four ditch diggers carried Palmer to his house, accompanied by the other witnesses and the motorman and conductor of the streetcar.
In 1927, he was hired as a motorman for the Chicago Surface Lines, a streetcar service later absorbed by the Chicago Transit Authority, which still has Mr. Cawley’s insurance card on file.
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First Known Use of motorman
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Definition of motorman for English Language Learners
: a man whose job is to drive a subway train or a streetcar
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