noun plural -men

a worker on a railway, esp one other than a driver

Nearby words

  1. railroad pen,
  2. railroad worm,
  3. railroader,
  4. railroading,
  5. railway,
  6. raiment,
  7. raimondi,
  8. raimondi, marcantonio,
  9. rain,
  10. rain cats and dogs

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Examples from the Web for railwayman

  • A man will become a miner or a railwayman 'by patrimony,' and it will be difficult to gain admission to a union in any other way.

    Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
  • Luckily, the railwayman had the wit to see that this earnest-eyed passenger was speaking the truth.

    Number Seventeen|Louis Tracy
  • These considerations suggest that, of the two, the railwayman was a better strategist than the General.

  • It means about sixteen hours hard graft a-day to make not half what a railwayman makes in eight hours.