team·​ster ˈtēm(p)-stər How to pronounce teamster (audio)
: one who drives a team or motortruck especially as an occupation

Examples of teamster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teamsters have yet to reach an agreement with the university system. Debbie Truong, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 The raucous crowd included nurses, teachers, teamsters, and retail workers. Sal Gentile, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2023 And this really upset the teamsters, the union folks who are in support of the bill, as well as the Democrats who first presented the bill. Gideon Lichfield, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023 There are three local teamsters unions in Alabama: the northern part of the state has about 700 employees affected by the deal, and the Birmingham area has about 2,000 employees. Kayode Crown |, al, 24 Aug. 2023 But there was above average attendance outside Amazon on Wednesday as more than 100 WGA members and about 50 actors from SAG-AFTRA, as well as IATSE members and teamsters, put on a show of solidarity. Joe Otterson, Variety, 9 Aug. 2023 Airplanes, a locomotive engine, automobiles, boats, snowmobiles, slot machines, weapons and potentially even the remains of infamous missing teamster Jimmy Hoffa fuel the fodder of speculation on local social media of what secrets may be sunk in the water. Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune, 31 May 2023 Bureau of Indian Affairs agent James Jenkins and 44 armed teamsters carried out the eviction. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2023 Unsubstantiated reports from imaginary hikers on the Tinley Creek Trail through Midlothian Meadows Forest Preserve indicate a ghastly grizzled teamster was spotted in the area where the power factory’s foundations still exist, bemoaning the fateful route that led to his untimely demise. Paul Eisenberg,, 24 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teamster was in 1758

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“Teamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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team·​ster ˈtēm(p)-stər How to pronounce teamster (audio)
: a person who drives a team or truck

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