shunter

/ (ˈʃʌntə) /

noun

a small railway locomotive used for manoeuvring coaches rather than for making journeys

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Example sentences from the Web for shunter

  • I'm some shunter myself; but I dip the colors to Aunty: she does it so neat and sudden!

  • "There'll be some soft jobs going—then," murmured a shunter, who was getting on in years, reflectively.

  • This one was a shunter, another was a carpenter, a third was a waggon-builder, and so on.