gripman

[ grip-muhn ]
/ ˈgrɪp mən /

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.

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Origin of gripman

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

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