[ breyk-muh n ]
/ ˈbreɪk mən /

noun, plural brake·men.

a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train.

Origin of brakeman

First recorded in 1825–35; brake1 + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for brakeman

/ (ˈbreɪkmən) /

noun plural -men

US and Canadian a crew member of a goods or passenger train. His duties include controlling auxiliary braking power and inspecting the train
the person at the back of a two- or four-man bobsleigh, who operates the brake
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