trainman

noun
train·​man | \ ˈtrān-mən How to pronounce trainman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of trainman

: a member of a train crew supervised by a conductor

Examples of trainman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Old photos, calendars and portraits of depots and trainmen hang. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, 31 Aug. 2019 Above, trainman Gilbert Goegel removes a sign from the observation car. baltimoresun.com, 30 Apr. 2018 Jim has just been discharged from his job as a trainman on the BRT. Maureen Corrigan, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of trainman

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Trainman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trainman. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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