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motorman

[ moh-ter-muhn ]

noun

, plural mo·tor·men.
  1. a person who operates or drives an electrically operated vehicle, as a streetcar or subway train.
  2. a person who operates a motor.


motorman

/ ˈməʊtəmən /

noun

  1. the driver of an electric train
  2. the operator of a motor


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Gender Note

See -man.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of motorman1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; motor + -man
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Example Sentences

They proved themselves competent for conductors, but they found the work of motorman too strenuous.

But we're busy with the instruments; leave the motorman alone!

Occasionally the motorman looked back, inquisitive to know what the matter was but too far away to hear.

The motorman turned his red, weather-beaten face to them from the doorway where he stood, pulling on his clumsy gloves.

The passengers streamed out and gathered around the motorman who was peering under the car.

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