from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A worker employed to maintain or inspect railroad tracks.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One employed to look after a railway-track.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Railroads) One employed on work on the track; specif., a trackwalker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun US A
railway employeewho inspects and maintains the permanent wayof a railway installation.
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The trackman was a person accustomed to the reality and not the theory of things.
According to the trackman, David Sey, there was nothing wrong with the nuts on the stretcher bar.
Mays beat Roger Bannister, the English trackman who broke the four-minute-mile barrier, a truly historic feat.
"An 'now listen," continued the big trackman fiercely, as the rest gathered about him.
"But we see it spread, Miss Warfield," said the trackman with a conclusive gesture.
It subsequently transpired that he was justified, an injury to a rail having been discovered which might have made the passage at great speed dangerous; but, until that fact was known, the poor trackman at Port Clinton was sufficiently abused.
The big trackman was a person of sound practical sense.
With a plunge the big trackman reached up and caught him by the ankle, wrenched him back from the lantern, and clambered up beside him.
We were an excited group around the train's crew, when the trackman came up with his torch.
The trackman was listening with the greatest interest.