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brakesman

noun plural -men
  1. a pithead winch operator
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Historical Examples of brakesman

  • Stephenson was again taken on as a brakesman at the p. 40West Moor Pit.

    Lives of the Engineers

    Samuel Smiles

  • To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the beginning of 1805.

  • To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the end of 1804.

  • The writer occupied the humble post of brakesman—elected thereto in all humility by an overpowering majority.

  • He shall take care to run no train without a brake-van at the rear end, and a brakesman in attendance.