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switch·man

 (swĭch′mən)
n.
A man who operates railroad switches.

switchman

(ˈswɪtʃmən)
n, pl -men
(Railways) US and Canadian a person who operates railway points. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): pointsman

switch•man

(ˈswɪtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who has charge of a switch on a railroad.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.switchman - a man who operates railroad switchesswitchman - a man who operates railroad switches
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
Translations

switchman

[ˈswɪtʃmən] N (switchmen (pl)) (US) → guardagujas m inv
References in classic literature ?
It sometimes does, even if some switchman doesn't flag it.
He worked as a switchman for Southern Pacific Railroad for 42 years and is retired.
Following his service to his country, he started his career in the telephone industry, in 1952, with New Jersey Bell and later moved to upstate New York and transferred his service as a switchman for New York Bell Telephone Company until his retirement in 1983.
He was, for most of his working life, a switchman for the phone company.
Goldman comes from a railroad family and began his railroad career as a switchman in 1995 with Norfolk Southern in Louisville, Kentucky.
Also employed by the CNR, as a switchman, was Edward Villburn.
Rather than any particular book, it is indeed these connections and correlations that should be the focus of the cultivated individual, much as a railroad switchman should focus on the relations between trains--that is, their crossings and transfers--rather than the contents of any specific convoy.
On September 2, 2010--the day after the Act became effective in New York--Earl Ives, an employee of the South Buffalo Railway Company, injured himself while working as a switchman with the railroad.
28) With these benefits came many perils: "The injury rate among railroad employees in the late nineteenth century was horrific--the average life expectancy of a switchman was seven years, and a brakeman's chance of dying from natural causes was less than one in five.
2, 1910, one day after New York state's new workers' comp system became effective, Earl Ives, a railroad switchman, sprained his ankle on the job near Buffalo.
Similarly, Corra and Wilier (2002:180) argue that a gatekeeper exercises power to control access to 'benefits', and 'acts as a switchman, determining whether clients can actively pursue benefits'.
32) Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman (1954) is still regarded as a NFB classic.