second man


a person who assists the driver in crewing a locomotive
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Examples from the Web for second man

  • Drew backed through the curtains as the second-man was speaking.

    Whispering Wires|Henry Leverage
  • The second-man was standing before the library door with folded arms and a watchdog expression on his cockney face.

    Whispering Wires|Henry Leverage
  • The page is a very convenient servant to have when there is no second-man or when there are no men-servants at all.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson