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(ˈdreɪ gər mən)

n., pl. -men.
a miner trained in underground rescue work.
[1915–20; after Alexander B. Dräger (d. 1928), German scientist]
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And, we will be there to help provide the products and assistance we can to these brave men and women, these Draegermen," said Stefan Draeger, chairman of the management board for Draeger International and a direct descendent of the original inventor of the closed-circuit breathing apparatus.
Draegermen [mine rescue workers] were able to bring 15 bodies to the surface but unstable mine conditions forced them to abandon the search for the remaining 11 men underground.
As a result, mine rescuers equipped with Draeger apparatus became known as Draegermen.