brakeman

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brake +‎ -man

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brakeman (plural brakemen)

  1. (US) A railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes, couplings etc.
  2. (mining, historical) A person employed to work the steam engine or other machinery that raises the coal from the mine.
  3. (sports) A person who pulls the brake lever in the sport of bobsleigh.

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