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

Definition of trainman

: a member of a train crew supervised by a conductor

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Above, trainman Gilbert Goegel removes a sign from the observation car., "This Day in History: April 30," 30 Apr. 2018 Jim has just been discharged from his job as a trainman on the BRT. Maureen Corrigan, WSJ, "Salvation and Self-Sacrifice," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of trainman

1838, in the meaning defined above

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