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One who operates, inspects, or repairs brakes, especially a railroad employee who assists the conductor and checks on the operation of a train's brakes.


n, pl -men
1. (Railways) US and Canadian a crew member of a goods or passenger train. His duties include controlling auxiliary braking power and inspecting the train
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) the person at the back of a two- or four-man bobsleigh, who operates the brake


(ˈbreɪk mən)

n., pl. -men.
a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train.
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Noun1.brakeman - a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes
railroad man, railroader, railway man, railwayman, trainman - an employee of a railroad
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Maybe he came in on a freight, but the brakeman hadn't seen him.
Every third man wears a uniform, and whether he be a marshal of the empire or a brakeman, he is ready and perfectly willing to answer all your questions with tireless politeness, ready to tell you which car to take, yea, and ready to go and put you into it to make sure that you shall not go astray.
Upon the top of the car was a brakeman, who shook his fist and swore; Jurgis waved his hand derisively, and started across the country.
Meyers Taylor, with brakeman Lauren Gibbs, was second in the women's bobsled event that concluded Wednesday night at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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In the men's two-man bobsleigh event, pilot Brad Hall and brakeman Joel Fearon were seventh after two runs.
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Bobsled pilot Rolando Isidro and brakeman Jeffrey de la Cruz, both enlisted personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard, made their international debut as one of the Asian guest racers in the 2018 Europa Cup on Friday at Olympia Eiskanal in Igls, Tirol, in Austria.
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My brother and I used to hang around when the freight trains were switching cars and got acquainted with freight brakeman Bill Conway.
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