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[guh-rahzh-man, -rahj- or, esp. British, gar-ij-, -ahzh-] /gəˈrɑʒˌmæn, -ˈrɑdʒ- or, esp. British, ˈgær ɪdʒ-, -ɑʒ-/
noun, plural garagemen.
a person who works in a garage, as a mechanic or attendant.
Origin of garageman
1915-20; garage + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Who the garageman is, apparently as you say, that it came from a garageman somewhere.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • We got acquainted with the garageman's family, for one thing.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Its acceptance by the garageman imposes on him the duty of exercising due care for its safety and protection.

  • He was wondering whether, after the summer's maturity of being a garageman, Ted would "get busy" in the university.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • I got a heavy canvas lining, and the garageman patched and vulcanized and sold me a variety of appliances.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine

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