Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who drives a truck for hauling loads, especially as an occupation.
  • n. One who drives a team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who drives a team of animals (such as horses or oxen)
  • n. a person who drives a truck (see teamster Proper noun)
  • proper n. a member of the Teamsters labour union, usually a truck driver

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who drives a team.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who drives a team, or is engaged in the business of teaming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the driver of a team of horses doing hauling
  • n. someone who drives a truck as an occupation

Etymologies

From team +‎ -ster. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Green Party is running Howie Hawkins, a teamster from the Rochester area who works for UPS for governor and Gloria Mattera, a health professional and community organizer from Brooklyn for lieutenant governor.

    Alan Singer: In New York Gubernatorial Campaign, It's Getting Easier to Be Green

  • And do you recall the teamster we met by the Park, and how he arrested his salute when he saw who it was?

    Richard Carvel

  • From the humble occupation of a "teamster" he gradually arose to real, potential, and effective leadership of his race.

    Men of Maryland

  • What really surprises me is that the recalcitrant "teamster" has not logged in with his hate-speech.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • I can relate well because I use work horses on the farm, hence the handle 'teamster'.

    Big Red Network

  • The LA Times spoke with retired teamster Larry McKinney, who summed up the importance of such protests taking place around the nation: McKinney scanned the crowd, which appeared to be about 2,000 people, and predicted that the battle in Wisconsin could end up being positive for labor.

    Downtown LA Rally Brings Out Thousands In Support Of Wisconsin Protesters

  • Worst: Any rap song my kids forced me to listen to that mentioned murder, gangsters or more four-letter words than you're likely to hear from a teamster who's just stubbed his toe.

    Year-End Round Up

  • The assault he had pleaded guilty of was atrocious and unprovoked, and if he were a fair sample of a striking teamster, the only wise thing for Oakland to do was to break up the union and drive every member from the city.

    CHAPTER XIV

  • It can mostly be described as Joe Pesci's character in "Goodfellas" with some New York City teamster thrown in for good measure but a story doesn't have to be related to the mob for Stewart to break out this impression.

    Jon Stewart 'No Disrespect' Supercut: 'The Daily Show' Host's Go-To Impression (VIDEO)

  • Engaged in repulsing an attack on the rear end of his fortress, the teamster turned about to see the captain just in the act of stepping on to the seat from the front end.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

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  • The Depression and World War II delayed the mechanization of the farms here, and one of the first disciplines imposed on me was that of a teamster. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"

    July 19, 2008