American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A worker employed to maintain or inspect railroad tracks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One employed to look after a railway-track.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Railroads) One employed on work on the track; specif., a trackwalker.
- track + man (Wiktionary)
“The trackman was a person accustomed to the reality and not the theory of things.”
“According to the trackman, David Sey, there was nothing wrong with the nuts on the stretcher bar.”
“Mays beat Roger Bannister, the English trackman who broke the four-minute-mile barrier, a truly historic feat.”
“It subsequently transpired that he was justified, an injury to a rail having been discovered which might have made the passage at great speed dangerous; but, until that fact was known, the poor trackman at Port Clinton was sufficiently abused.”
“The big trackman was a person of sound practical sense.”
“We were an excited group around the train's crew, when the trackman came up with his torch.”
“The trackman was listening with the greatest interest.”
“But we see it spread, Miss Warfield," said the trackman with a conclusive gesture.”
“An 'now listen," continued the big trackman fiercely, as the rest gathered about him.”
“With a plunge the big trackman reached up and caught him by the ankle, wrenched him back from the lantern, and clambered up beside him.”
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