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trainman

[treyn-muh n] /ˈtreɪn mən/
noun, plural trainmen.
1.
a member of the crew that operates a railroad train, usually an assistant to the conductor, such as a brakeman or flagman.
Origin of trainman
1635-1645
1635-45, in sense “member of a trainband”; 1875-80 for current sense; train + -man
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