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[en-juh n-man, -muh n] /ˈɛn dʒənˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural enginemen
[en-juh n-men, -muh n] /ˈɛn dʒənˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
a person who operates or helps to operate an engine or locomotive.
Origin of engineman
First recorded in 1715-25; engine + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is hardly a conductor or an engineman of any length of service who has not at some time overlooked an order or a train.

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

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • To my mind, he was just as guilty as the engineman and conductor, and should have received the same punishment.

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

    Facing Death G. A. Henty
  • If no special apprentice is available for engineman, use the man in mind for the next vacancy as road foreman.

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

    Railroad Accidents R. C. Richards
  • But ever since that day the engineman positively asserted that troops of little black dogs continually haunted the locality.

    The Ghost World T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
  • Whistle had been reported on the trip before by the engineman, but was not repaired.

    Railroad Accidents R. C. Richards
  • Although running on the wrong track, engineman is unable to say whether or not he whistled for the crossing.

    Railroad Accidents R. C. Richards
  • What work about a locomotive should be done by the engineman?

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