switch man


noun, plural switchmen.
a person who has charge of a switch on a railroad.
a person who assists in moving cars in a railway yard or terminal.

1835–45; switch + -man

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switchman (ˈswɪtʃmən)
n , pl -men
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): pointsman a person who operates railway points

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