Brakeman



a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train.
brake1 (def 4).
Historical Examples

Jack Ranger’s Gun Club Clarence Young
Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
Ralph, the Train Dispatcher Allen Chapman
Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
Song of the Lark Willa Cather
Uncle Sam’s Boys in the Ranks H. Irving Hancock
Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
Back Home Eugene Wood

noun (pl) -men
(US & Canadian) a crew member of a goods or passenger train. His duties include controlling auxiliary braking power and inspecting the train
the person at the back of a two- or four-man bobsleigh, who operates the brake

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