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brakeman

[breyk-muh n] /ˈbreɪk mən/
noun, plural brakemen.
1.
a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train.
2.
brake1 (def 4).
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; brake1 + -man
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  • The brakeman was working from one end of the track and the conductor was working from the other end.
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brakeman

/ˈbreɪkmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(US & Canadian) a crew member of a goods or passenger train. His duties include controlling auxiliary braking power and inspecting the train
2.
the person at the back of a two- or four-man bobsleigh, who operates the brake
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