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engineman

[en-juh n-man, -muh n]
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noun, plural en·gine·men [en-juh n-men, -muh n] /ˈɛn dʒənˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person who operates or helps to operate an engine or locomotive.

Origin of engineman

First recorded in 1715–25; engine + man1
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Examples from the Web for engineman

Historical Examples

  • An engineman and a stoker were leaning over the bulwark to cool themselves.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Ask your engineman to run back very slowly and watch for the bell-rope.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • John Ratcliffe, the engineman, is going to write a letter for me to some mates of his there.

    Facing Death

    G. A. Henty

  • Now, there was no excuse for the engineman and conductor not complying with the order.

    Railroad Accidents

    R. C. Richards

  • Whistle had been reported on the trip before by the engineman, but was not repaired.

    Railroad Accidents

    R. C. Richards