from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A railroad worker.
- n. Slang An itinerant laborer.
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- n. A railway laborer, especially a member of a crew which carries rails and affixes them to ties.
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- n. a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)