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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.

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

  • n. a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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