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boilerman (plural boilermen)
- A person who tends the fire for a steam engine
2009 January 5, Richard Severo, “Pat Hingle, Versatile Actor With Recurring Role in Batman Movies, Dies at 84”:
- When the war in Korea began he was recalled by the Navy, serving as a boilerman technician. He came to New York in 1952, joined the Actors Studio and began to get parts both onstage and in films.