platelayer


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platelayer

(ˈpleɪtˌleɪə)
n
(Railways) Brit a workman who lays and maintains railway track. US and Canadian equivalent: trackman
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platelayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracksplatelayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
Translations

platelayer

[ˈpleɪtˌleɪəʳ] Nobrero m (de ferrocarriles)

platelayer

[ˈpleɪtˌleɪəʳ] n (Brit) (Rail) → armatore m
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Overman Bill Thomas, known as Dogwhipper, and platelayer Dick Roper oversee the last set of wagons hauling ironstone from Eston's Trustee Drift mine in September 1949, left
The retired platelayer from Houghtonle-Spring, Tyne & Wear, took up making rugs that depicted famous landmarks from around the world in 1970.
Yesterday at midday a serious accident happened to a platelayer in Ledbury tunnel -a single line -on the Great Western Railway.