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[puhmp-muh n]
noun, plural pump·men.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for pumpman

Historical Examples of pumpman

  • 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.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy.

    Bureau of Ordnance, USN

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

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper