trackwalker

noun

track·​walk·​er ˈtrak-ˌwȯ-kər How to pronounce trackwalker (audio)
: a worker employed to walk over and inspect a section of railroad tracks

Examples of trackwalker in a Sentence

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, 2 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trackwalker was in 1872

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“Trackwalker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trackwalker. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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