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

Definition of teamster

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

Examples of teamster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After years of introducing what was first called the Butch Lewis Act (named after an Ohio teamster), Brown worked to get his pension-salvaging plan into the American Rescue Plan. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2021 For the rest of his life, Dinning supported his family as a teamster and laborer. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 Then, a teamster who was in the building walked in and kept the man at ease before the police arrived minutes later. Andrea Salcedo, Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2020 Both candidates have long lists of prominent endorsers, with labor unions, including those for teachers, electricians, state workers and teamsters, siding with Pham. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2020 The waist-high overalls were soon being sported by miners, teamsters, lumberjacks, and farmers with thousands of San Franciscans wearing Levi’s (trademarked in 1966) by the end of 1873. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 The teamsters did not file their grievance in time, and an arbiter ruled the city did not need to pay out a settlement to the union, Bockenstedt said. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Dec. 2019 Taverns developed along the turnpikes to serve the needs of teamsters and their animals. Mary Ann Ashcraft,, 11 Oct. 2019 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,, 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of teamster

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teamster was in 1758

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“Teamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teamster

: 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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