platelayer


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platelayer

(ˈpleɪtˌleɪə)
n
(Railways) Brit a workman who lays and maintains railway track. US and Canadian equivalent: trackman
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Noun1.platelayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracksplatelayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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Translations

platelayer

[ˈpleɪtˌleɪəʳ] Nobrero m (de ferrocarriles)
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platelayer

[ˈpleɪtˌleɪəʳ] n (Brit) (Rail) → armatore m
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References in periodicals archive ?
She wrote: "My late father worked on the railway as a platelayer and as we had little money he got a free pass to go.
John Bate built the platelayer's trolley for the Talyllyn Railway at his Surrey home in 1954 using the engine from an Austin 7.
Arthur's father was a foreman platelayer on the Great Central Railway.
The policeman woke up George Dodd, a local platelayer - someone employed to maintain the track - and he ran along the line to raise the alarm at Stafford station two miles away.
One man who used it was Lime Street platelayer George Bell, fromEverton,and our photos brought back amazing memories for his widow Doris, now 90.
Harry Stringer was a 32-year old platelayer. He had 18 previous convictions and was also sentenced to 18 months' hard labour.
The retired platelayer from Houghtonle-Spring, Tyne & Wear, took up making rugs that depicted famous landmarks from around the world in 1970.