Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun ; pl. gripmen (-men). A man who works the grip on a cable-railroad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The man who manipulates a grip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man employed to manipulate the grip of a cable car.

Etymologies

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grip +‎ -man

Examples

  • They said that a gripman could stop his car or slow up on a short cable, but that with the long cable, such as the company is now using, it is impossible for the gripman to have any control of his car while rounding the curve.

    The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 16, February 25, 1897 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

  • To move forward, the gripman squeezes the grip which grasps the moving cable under the slot in the street.

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  • To brake, the gripman releases the cable and the brakeman brakes.

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  • To move forward, the gripman squeezes the grip which grasps the moving cable under the slot in the street.

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  • To brake, the gripman releases the cable and the brakeman brakes.

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  • Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Judson True says two passengers, the cable car's gripman and conductor were hospitalized on Saturday after the accident.

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  • Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Judson True says two passengers, the cable car's gripman and conductor were hospitalized on Saturday after the accident.

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  • Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Judson True says two passengers, the cable car's gripman and conductor were hospitalized on Saturday after the accident.

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  • Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Judson True says two passengers, the cable car's gripman and conductor were hospitalized on Saturday after the accident.

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  • Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Judson True says two passengers, the cable car's gripman and conductor were hospitalized on Saturday after the accident.

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