team·​ster | \ ˈtēm(p)-stər How to pronounce teamster (audio) \

Definition of teamster

: one who drives a team or motortruck especially as an occupation

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O’Driscoll and his colleague, Laurence Shoup, guided the group through the story of the workers who labored on San Francisco’s waterfront, such as sailors, longshoremen, porters, and teamsters, who formed a union in 1900. Lauren Hernández,, "Historians discuss waterfront unions for LaborFest," 20 July 2019 Arroyo, 55, is a teamster who works in transportation on Hollywood productions. Daniel Miller,, "Man and myth: Uncovering the legend of Big Willie Robinson," 9 July 2019 The animals retired after 14 years of fair work, but Powers was there ready with pointers for young teamsters. Denise Coffey,, "Carrying On Agricultural Traditions In Brooklyn," 17 June 2019 Food and supplies that should have been delivered to the starving pioneers went instead to teamsters who traveled west at the same time as the handcarts. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Denver School Book,” “Aloha Rodeo” and more," 13 June 2019 Ross was among thousands of unionized coal miners, iron workers, teamsters, bakers, tobacco workers, millers and others who descended on the Ohio Statehouse to rally ahead of a congressional field hearing in Columbus. Washington Post, "Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis," 12 July 2018 Unionized coal and steel miners, teamsters, bakers, tobacco workers and others filled the lawn and steps of the Ohio Statehouse a day ahead of a congressional field hearing on the issue. Washington Post, "Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis," 12 July 2018 Four positions under the teamsters would be included under that contract. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Gary schools to outsource remaining custodians," 4 June 2018 On the sidelines, waiting for their turn at the task, the teamsters were more than happy to extol the virtues of their particular animal. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Draft Animals Break The Sod At Blue Slope Country Museum," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of teamster

1758, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of teamster

US : someone who drives a truck as a job


team·​ster | \ ˈtēm-stər How to pronounce teamster (audio) \

Kids Definition of teamster

: a worker who drives a team or a truck

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