- a person who operates or drives an electrically operated vehicle, as a streetcar or subway train.
- a person who operates a motor.
Origin of motorman
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Examples from the Web for motorman
A motorman sands the track when he wishes to stop the car on a hill.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
But we're busy with the instruments; leave the motorman alone!Islands of Space
John W Campbell
"If he's hurt the best place for him is a hospital," remarked the motorman.
The motorman had stopped his car and had run back to the scene with the conductor.
The motorman turned his wheel and the cloud moved rapidly on.Andiron Tales
John Kendrick Bangs
- the driver of an electric train
- the operator of a motor
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