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 Both candidates have long lists of prominent endorsers, with labor unions, including those for teachers, electricians, state workers and teamsters, siding with Pham. oregonlive, "Who will represent stretch of Southeast Portland in Oregon House? 2 Democrats vie for open seat," 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, "New Levi’s Exhibit to Showcase Albert Einstein’s Iconic Leather Jacket," 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, "Anchorage payroll error settlements cost the city an estimated $16 million," 19 Dec. 2019 Taverns developed along the turnpikes to serve the needs of teamsters and their animals. Mary Ann Ashcraft,, "Carroll Yesteryears: Conestoga wagon an appropriate image for Carroll County seal," 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,, "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

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Teamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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