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switchman

[swich-muh n] /ˈswɪtʃ mən/
noun, plural switchmen.
1.
a person who has charge of a switch on a railroad.
2.
a person who assists in moving cars in a railway yard or terminal.
Origin of switchman
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; switch + -man
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switchman

/ˈswɪtʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(US & Canadian) a person who operates railway points Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) pointsman
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