a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train.
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How to use brakeman in a sentence
"I was sent here by a brakeman on the midnight express," put in Bert.
As he began to104 get his things together, the brakeman came in.
The brakeman sat down opposite Albert, encouraged by his smile.
The brakeman turned with a sharp look which speedily softened as he saw an earnest appeal in the little man's face.All He Knew | John Habberton
The brakeman and the locomotive engineer and the mechanical engineer and the sailor all have the same spirit.The Voice of the Machines | Gerald Stanley Lee
British Dictionary definitions for brakeman
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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