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  • n. Plural form of boilerman.


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  • Get me all the steam pressure, the machinists mate barked into the voice tube to the boilermen.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • Golden and a small cadre of boilermen, machinist mates, and firemen would remain behind to operate the engineering plant.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • After the Rus'sian invasion they had been relieved of their positions and become window washers, parking attendants, night watchmen, boilermen in public buildings, or at best-and usually with pull'taxi drivers.

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • I had drawn a division of "snipes" for my temporary brothers, boilermen and machinists who dwelt in the bowels of our ancient aircraft carrier, firing oil-burning furnaces and patching 1100-pound pressure leaks along the steam lines to keep the ship afloat and operational.

    The Draft

  • The boilermen, firemen, the megass carriers, are to receive for all days when the boiling is carried on until late hours, a maximum pay of twenty (20) cents per day.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917


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