Definitions

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  • noun A man who works on a railway.

Etymologies

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rail +‎ -man

Examples

  • Everyone I meet, whether farmer, miner, railman, professor, cleric, or the long-faced Senator, and most especially the wives of these-everyone wants to know why I would submit to a marital practice so filled with subjugation and sorrow.

    Excerpt: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

  • In front of the camera were two unfakable underdogs: rugged Kentuckian Ray Salyer as the railman, and Gorman Hendricks as his older, bewhiskered friend.

    Where American Dreams Went to Drink

  • Milestone Films Ray Salyer as the itinerant railman in Rogosin's film.

    Where American Dreams Went to Drink

  • Rogosin's work was a pioneering documentary hybrid, starring tippling nonprofessionals acting out a nominal plot about a railman who hits town looking for work.

    Where American Dreams Went to Drink

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