- a person who drives a team or a truck for hauling, especially as an occupation.
- a member of the Teamsters Union.
Origin of teamster
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Examples from the Web for teamster
Republic wanted to terminate its obligations and put workers in a 401(k) (or at least a more solvent Teamster pension plan).How the IRS Wrecked Your Pension
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Anuzis, once a Teamster, qualifies by temperament and territory.Give Steele a Reality Show
November 14, 2010
The teamster reined up, throwing his horses upon their haunches.The Law-Breakers
There was still uncertainty as to what had happened to the teamster and the horses.
Did he tell you any—any particulars of what happened to the cart, and—and the teamster?
It must have been the teamster, though she did not remember seeing him in the water.
The teamster now devoted his whole attention to his whereabouts.
- a driver of a team of horses used for haulage
- US and Canadian the driver of a lorry
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Word Origin and History for teamster
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