trainman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trainman an employee of a railroad
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trainman A man employed on a railway-train, as a brakeman or a porter.
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Usage

In literature:

These things the rivermen saw from their stream exactly as a trainman would see them from his right-of-way.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Anyways, the gang didn't appear in no hurry to unload the hosses; an' a trainman yells to them, sayin' they'd have to hurry.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
All during your trip no trainman appears.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger
Notable examples are railroads that permit no passenger trainman to use tobacco while on duty.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
If you locate him, tell the trainman you want him arrested at the next station.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
He beckoned with vigor and the drive master swung around and walked back to meet the trainman.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
It was guarded by an express messenger, and a trainman.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Soon a trainman entered to say that the next station was Boston and request them not to leave any articles in the car.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
The trainman seized the box, swung it to the door, and tipped it forward.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Then a trainman entered the car with the unpleasant news that they would be delayed yet longer.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
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In news:

Would-be trainman faces criminal charges.
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