boilerman

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boiler +‎ man

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boilerman ‎(plural boilermen)

  1. A person who tends the fire for a steam engine
    • 2009, January 5, “Richard Severo”, in Pat Hingle, Versatile Actor With Recurring Role in Batman Movies, Dies at 84[1]:
      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.

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