track·​walk·​er | \ ˈtrak-ˌwȯ-kər How to pronounce trackwalker (audio) \

Definition of trackwalker

: a worker employed to walk over and inspect a section of railroad tracks

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Recent Examples on the Web Instead, trackwalkers and other Inspection Department employees, who are predominantly African-American, were targeted for discipline as scapegoats for issues that resulted from the willful neglect of senior WMATA officials. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Fired track workers sue Metro for discrimination, hostile work environment," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of trackwalker

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Trackwalker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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