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- n. someone who operates the winch in a mine
- n. brakeman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See brakeman.
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Of these men we have examples in Brindley, who was at first a labourer and afterwards a millwright; Telford was a stone-mason; Rennie a farmer's son apprenticed to a millwright; and George Stephenson was a brakesman at a colliery.
Mitchell Robertson, who owned it, but who was then working on the train as a brakesman out of Calgary.
The brakesman entrusted with a rifle in that room paid no attention until a strong hand wrenched it from him.
"Ye mooney-face!" he roared at the brakesman who, his day's work done, was lolling on the grass.
As Torrance watched, the end car slowly glided back toward the trestle and, to the sharply extended arms of an overalled brakesman, came to a standstill with a few inches of the truck overhanging the gossamer structure.
"Jump on, ye loon!" he yelled to the brakesman standing by the open switch.
And some time after becoming naturalized, in one of his letters, he wrote that he was a brakesman on the Great Western R.R., (in Canada -- promoted from the U.G.R.R.,) the result of being under the protection of the
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One brakesman, Alphonse by name, like a wise person, usually went about his own business on arrival at the Béthune Road
In the afternoon it was even stronger, and I had to go back on the sledge and act as guide and brakesman.
As the latter were narrow and the available framework, by which to hold on and steady oneself, rather limited, the office of brakesman promised to be one with acrobatic possibilities.