motorman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n motorman the operator of streetcar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Motorman A man who controls a motor.
    • Motorman an operator of a motor vehicle, especially of a streetcar or subway train.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n motorman One whose business it is to drive a motor-car or automobile vehicle.
    • n motorman A man who operates a motor; specifically, one who operates a railway motor.
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Usage

In literature:

This very motorman I was talking with got to telling me why he was working so extra hard just then.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
And say, the motorman would like one, too.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
The motorman turned his wheel and the cloud moved rapidly on.
"Andiron Tales" by John Kendrick Bangs
And I wondered what a true teacher might have done for this motorman as a child, to make the best and most of his forces.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
The motorman approached was delighted to undertake the commission.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
They boarded the crowded street car with Sure Pop and stood beside the motorman all the way to the railroad yards.
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
He found a little seat in the corner of the motorman's vestibule, where he sat down in the dark.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
I'm going to be a motorman on a trolley car.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
That just proves what I always say: in some ways I'd much rather have my father be a conductor than a motorman.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
The farmer or the conductor or the motorman would have told at once.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In poetry:

Well, the motorman was a nice young chap!
And he came right up and tipped his cap
And said, "Beg pardon," and was so kind
That his gentle manner soothed my mind:
Especially as he took such pains
To gather up my spilt remains.
"Says Mister Doojabs" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Fallen Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Motorman Douglas.
1918 Inexperienced subway motorman crashes in Brooklyn during transit workers' strike.
Master motorman Shelby dead at 89.
Motorman 's Run to Disaster.
1 train as the motorman screeched it.
A 38-year-old man caused a scare in the 155th station on C line Monday when he pointed a BB gun at a motorman in a train pulling into the stop around 8:15 am, police said.
Hollywood Police are looking for two bikers who may have been involved in a crash that ended with an injured motorman.
He grew up riding the subway, but he did not collect models or have fantasies of being a motorman.
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