brakeman(redirected from brakesmen)
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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
n., pl. -men.
a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train.