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teamster

[teem-ster] /ˈtim stər/
noun
1.
a person who drives a team or a truck for hauling, especially as an occupation.
2.
a member of the Teamsters Union.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; team + -ster
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Examples from the web for teamster
  • To prove he's not your everyday teamster, he starts out playing the harmonica and ends up twanging a lute.
  • The call of the king rail is often likened to the sound of a rider or teamster clucking to horses.
British Dictionary definitions for teamster

teamster

/ˈtiːmstə/
noun
1.
a driver of a team of horses used for haulage
2.
(US & 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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