/ (ˈbreɪksmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a pithead winch operator

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How to use brakesman in a sentence

  • At the foot of the great mound of shot rubbish was the fixed engine of which George Stephenson acted as brakesman.

    Lives of the Engineers | Samuel Smiles
  • Of course, as he was only a brakesman, his opinion was considered to be worth very little on such a point.

    Lives of the Engineers | Samuel Smiles
  • Whether working as a brakesman or an engineer, his mind was always full of the work in hand.

    Lives of the Engineers | Samuel Smiles
  • That was the road she took, before my eyes, under the most comfortable conditions, in an electric trolley driven by a brakesman.

    The Woman of Mystery | Maurice Leblanc
  • To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the end of 1804.