Brakesman



noun (pl) -men
a pithead winch operator
Historical Examples

Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
Tomaso’s Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman
Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
Minimum Gauge Railways Arthur Heywood
The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson Samuel Smiles
White Dandy; or, Master and I Velma Caldwell Melville
The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson Samuel Smiles
Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
The Woman of Mystery Maurice Leblanc

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