teamster

noun
team·ster | \ˈtēm(p)-stər \

Definition of teamster 

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

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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 My dad worked long hours at a packing and shipping facility in Sante Fe Springs as a teamster. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "How a Tragedy Completely Derailed a Chef's Life—Before Inspiring Everything He Cooks," 11 Oct. 2017 There were carpenters, blacksmiths, cooks, wagon makers, harness makers, teamsters, cooks, clerks and laborers all which served under Chief Quartermaster, Theron E. Hall. Nancy Stearns Theiss, The Courier-Journal, "The unique Civil War heritage of Kentucky's Camp Nelson, Part II," 1 Nov. 2017 If oil could get from the well to the refinery in a single container, the barrels and the teamsters who moved them could be eliminated. Brian Jacobson, The Atlantic, "Oil Barrels Aren't Real Anymore," 8 Sep. 2017 Teamsters retirees last year made a concerted bid to prevent dramatic cuts to current retirees’ checks. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Washington tunes into fixes for Teamsters’ failing Central States pension," 17 July 2017 Secretary Steven Mnuchin met last week with 25 Teamsters retirees from groups in 15 states. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Washington tunes into fixes for Teamsters’ failing Central States pension," 17 July 2017

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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teamster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teamster

: someone who drives a truck as a job

teamster

noun
team·ster | \ˈtēm-stər \

Kids Definition of teamster

: a worker who drives a team or a truck

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