pumpman

[ puhmp-muhn ]
/ ˈpʌmp mən /

noun, plural pump·men.

a person who runs a power-operated pump.

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Origin of pumpman

First recorded in 1770–80; pump1 + -man
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Example sentences from the Web for pumpman

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

    The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • 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.