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A driver of a dray.
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n, pl -men
(Professions) a man who drives a dray
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(ˈdreɪ mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who drives a dray.
usage: See -man.
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I likewise delivered up my watch, which the emperor was very curious to see, and commanded two of his tallest yeomen of the guards to bear it on a pole upon their shoulders, as draymen in England do a barrel of ale.
Then as to the artisans and laborers who had been brought from Canada and shipped at such expense, the three most respectable, according to the captain's account, were culprits, who had fled from Canada on account of their misdeeds; the rest had figured in Montreal as draymen, barbers, waiters, and carriole drivers, and were the most helpless, worthless beings "that ever broke sea- biscuit."
They were old men and young men and middle-aged men, mostly of the labouring class, dock labourers, draymen, factory hands, barmen; but some, neatly dressed, were of a station which was obviously superior, shop-assistants, clerks, and the like.
"Draymen work in every weather condition, same as horses," added the organizer for TASR.Michaela Izipova got a horse as a gift from her parents when she was nine years old.
Hanjin's collapse caused tremendous upheaval at the nation's ports with confusion and frustration among terminals, cargo owners and their draymen. As the legal ramifications were sorted out, there were significant costs absorbed and disputed among all parties.
1916: The list of reserved occupations which saved men from having to join up was extended to include draymen, steam engine stokers, mechanics and warehouse packers in the textile industry.
Mid-dispute, TGWU official Harry Verinder told the Daily Post that while he had been putting the case of the 90 striking draymen and warehouseman to Bas, he was now having to bargain for 1,000 part-time bar staff laid off as a direct result of the strike.
Riders and draymen gathered in silence for the ceremony.
80s 1981 The three-week dispute SS between Scottish and Newcastle Breweries and 180 draymen at the Kenton and Washington depots reached a critical stage with a warning of "further substantial redundancies".
Union backing for draymen's strike A MASS meeting of union members from breweries throughout the North-east had been called to give backing to striking draymen at Camerons brewery.
Intermodal usage is less dependent upon proximity to rail yards; in fact, many truck carriers have integrated rail into their key lanes reducing the role on short-haul draymen. And with more carriers and 3PLs able to offer intermodal, there's more of a chance for competitive negotiations--so explore the services of rail and highway carriers.