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railwayman

noun plural -men
  1. a worker on a railway, esp one other than a driver
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  • Luckily, the railwayman had the wit to see that this earnest-eyed passenger was speaking the truth.

    Number Seventeen

    Louis Tracy

  • It means about sixteen hours hard graft a-day to make not half what a railwayman makes in eight hours.

  • These considerations suggest that, of the two, the railwayman was a better strategist than the General.

  • A man will become a miner or a railwayman 'by patrimony,' and it will be difficult to gain admission to a union in any other way.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge