engine driver

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engine driver

(Railways) chiefly Brit a person who drives a railway locomotive; train driver


engine driver
1. 'engineer'

An engineer is a skilled person who uses scientific knowledge to design and construct machinery, electrical devices, or roads and bridges.

He trained as a civil engineer and worked on the M4 motorway.
...a brilliant young mining engineer.

An engineer is also a person who repairs mechanical or electrical devices.

The telephone engineer can't come until Wednesday.

In American English, a person who drives a train is also called an engineer.

An engineer pulled his freight train into a siding.
2. 'engine driver'

In British English, a person who drives a train is called an engine driver.

Every little boy has an ambition to be an engine driver.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.engine driver - the operator of a railway locomotiveengine driver - the operator of a railway locomotive
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"

engine driver

n (Brit) → Lok(omotiv)führer(in) m(f)

engine driver

n (Brit) (of train) → macchinista m
References in classic literature ?
If a poor engine driver gets drunk and sends thirty or forty people to death, nobody complains of the exposure being personal.
His great theme was 'Warren the ENGINE driver,' whom he pressed into the service of every sentence he uttered.
And as the day advanced and the engine drivers and stokers refused to return to London, the pressure of the flight drove the people in an ever-thickening multitude away from the stations and along the northward-running roads.
(f) Fire Supervisor, Leading Hand Fire, Fire Engine Driver, Fireman,
The fire engine driver, also from Bidford, was not injured.
Limited Tenders are invited for Repairs To Landing Projection For Signal Light To Engine Driver Of North Cabin Wadala Section, Gwnd.
The fire engine driver, a 26-year-old Kenilworth man, was unhurt but the Nissan driver, a 57-year-old woman from Balsall Common, near Coventry, was treated for slight shock.
A FIRE engine driver who knocked down and killed a pensioner was allowed back on the road yesterday.
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"But the fire engine driver must obey the highway code like everybody else.
245 vacancies of Administration and allied cadre posts such as Administrative Assistant, Store Assistant, Personal Assistant, Security Assistant, Vehicle Operator, Fire Engine Driver etc will also be filled up for which essential qualifications are 10th pass or 12th pass certificate along with specific job related qualification requirement as mentioned against each in the advertisement.
NOSTALGIA: Cllr Seaman welcomes engine driver Brian Dudley-Ward.