gripman

[ grip-muh n ]
/ ˈgrɪp mən /
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noun, plural grip·men.

a worker on a cable car who operates the grip, which, by grasping or releasing the moving cable, starts or stops the car.

Nearby words

  1. grip tape,
  2. gripe,
  3. gripe water,
  4. gripey,
  5. griping,
  6. grippe,
  7. gripper,
  8. gripping,
  9. grippingly,
  10. gripple

Origin of gripman

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; grip + -man

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