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trainman

[ treyn-muhn ]
/ ˈtreɪn mən /
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noun, plural train·men.

a member of the crew that operates a railroad train, usually an assistant to the conductor, such as a brakeman or flagman.

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Origin of trainman

1635–45, in sense “member of a trainband”; 1875–80 for current sense; train + -man
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