hoistman


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hoistman

(ˈhɔɪstmən)
n, pl -men
someone who operates a hoist
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You'll get breathable air for half an hour, hopefully enough time that you can squawk the hoistman to haul you up or walk out on your own.
Ramsay's great grandparents James Watson Ramsay, a hoistman, and Jeanie Beaton Ramsay were living in Paisley in 1911 with their family.
For example, Local 14 of the Operating Engineers in New York demands that one person, a hoistman, be responsible solely for pushing the button that operates cargo elevators.