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engineman

[en-juh n-man, -muh n] /ˈɛn dʒənˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural enginemen
[en-juh n-men, -muh n] /ˈɛn dʒənˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who operates or helps to operate an engine or locomotive.
Origin of engineman
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25; engine + man1
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  • 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
  • What work about a locomotive should be done by the engineman?

  • What are the duties of an engineman when leaving his engine at the terminal?

  • When double-heading, which engineman should have full control of the brakes?

  • 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
  • After the valves were in gear and the engine in motion, two levers on the engineman's side moved back and forth continuously.

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