teamster

[teem-ster]

Origin of teamster

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; team + -ster
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Contemporary Examples of teamster

  • Republic wanted to terminate its obligations and put workers in a 401(k) (or at least a more solvent Teamster pension plan).

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  • Anuzis, once a Teamster, qualifies by temperament and territory.

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Historical Examples of teamster

  • The teamster reined up, throwing his horses upon their haunches.

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  • There was still uncertainty as to what had happened to the teamster and the horses.

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  • Did he tell you any—any particulars of what happened to the cart, and—and the teamster?

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  • It must have been the teamster, though she did not remember seeing him in the water.

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  • The teamster now devoted his whole attention to his whereabouts.

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British Dictionary definitions for teamster

teamster

noun
  1. a driver of a team of horses used for haulage
  2. US and Canadian the driver of a lorry
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Word Origin and History for teamster
n.

"person who drives a team of horses" (especially in hauling freight), 1777, from team (n.) + -ster. Transferred to motor truck drivers by 1907.

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