[ puhmp-muhn ]

noun,plural pump·men.
  1. a person who runs a power-operated pump.

Origin of pumpman

First recorded in 1770–80; pump1 + -man

Words Nearby pumpman

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How to use pumpman in a sentence

  • A pumpman had picked up a piece of heavy timbering and thrown it at him in mock ferocity.

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  • Each gun's crew composed of as many as 14 men is to furnish two, but, when of less than 14 men, one pumpman only.