train·​man ˈtrān-mən How to pronounce trainman (audio)
: a member of a train crew supervised by a conductor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Old photos, calendars and portraits of depots and trainmen hang. Marc Bona,, 31 Aug. 2019 Above, trainman Gilbert Goegel removes a sign from the observation car., 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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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trainman was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Trainman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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