/ (ˈpleɪtˌleɪə) /

  1. British a workman who lays and maintains railway track: US and Canadian equivalent: trackman

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How to use platelayer in a sentence

  • The platelayer, it is said, is instructed to wear a red tie so that on emergency it may be used as a danger signal.

    The Heritage of Dress | Wilfred Mark Webb
  • Wardell helped to make the present railway, and has worked for fifty-five years as a platelayer on the line.

  • It is obvious the mobility of labor between the occupations of a platelayer and a barrister is not very great.

    Supply and Demand | Hubert D. Henderson
  • His father is a platelayer on the railway receiving the magnificent sum of 16s.

    Life in a Railway Factory | Alfred Williams
  • No platelayer other than the foreman shall be authorised to undertake any work interfering with the free passage of trains.

    Minimum Gauge Railways | Arthur Heywood