brakesman noun plural -men
- 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.
To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the beginning of 1805.
To this place Stephenson first came as a brakesman about the end of 1804.
The writer occupied the humble post of brakesman—elected thereto in all humility by an overpowering majority.
Henry Seton Merriman
He shall take care to run no train without a brake-van at the rear end, and a brakesman in attendance.