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[puhmp-muh n] /ˈpʌmp mən/
noun, plural pumpmen.
a person who runs a power-operated pump.
Origin of pumpman
First recorded in 1770-80; pump1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Each gun's crew composed of as many as 14 men is to furnish two, but, when of less than 14 men, one pumpman only.

  • A pumpman had picked up a piece of heavy timbering and thrown it at him in mock ferocity.

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