second man


a person who assists the driver in crewing a locomotive

Nearby words

  1. second language,
  2. second law of motion,
  3. second law of thermodynamics,
  4. second lien,
  5. second lieutenant,
  6. second mate,
  7. second messenger,
  8. second molar,
  9. second mortgage,
  10. second name

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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