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

  • n. a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)


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  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown were descendants of Pullman porters — that distinctive and distinguished figure from yesteryear — the uniformed African-American train worker, who forged his way into the middle class.

    NPR Morning Edition, May 7, 2009

    May 8, 2009