noun, plural grip·men.
Origin of gripman
Examples from the Web for gripman
From the forward end you hear the gripman uttering shrill whoops and running over citizens.Last Words|Stephen Crane
A cable-car, with clanging bell, was bearing down upon it with a speed which the gripman seemed powerless to check.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
They heard the kindly tones of the gripman talking to his children.
A little girl came out with a tin pail, the gripman's dinner.
"You'd better hang on; the gripman is mad tonight," Mary explained.Rose of Dutcher's Coolly|Hamlin Garland