brakesman


brakesman

brakesman noun plural -men

  1. a pithead winch operator

Examples from the Web for brakesman Historical Examples of brakesman

  • Stephenson was again taken on as a brakesman at the p. 40West Moor Pit.

    Lives of the Engineers

    Samuel Smiles

  • To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the beginning of 1805.

    Lives of the Engineers

    Samuel Smiles

  • To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the end of 1804.

    The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson

    Samuel Smiles

  • The writer occupied the humble post of brakesman—elected thereto in all humility by an overpowering majority.

    Tomaso’s Fortune and Other Stories

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • He shall take care to run no train without a brake-van at the rear end, and a brakesman in attendance.

    Minimum Gauge Railways

    Arthur Heywood

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