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tracklayer

(ˈtrækˌleɪə)
n
(Railways) US another name for a trackman
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Noun1.tracklayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad trackstracklayer - 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

tracklayer

n
(= caterpillar (vehicle))Raupenfahrzeug ntor -schlepper m
(US Rail) → Streckenarbeiter(in) m(f)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Because our winter snow wasn't completely melted until mid-April, farmers used crawler tractors with wide tracks (we commonly called them "tracklayers") because of their inherent ability to traverse soft ground that wheel tractors would sink in.
On Sunday, another special train, this time for the volunteer tracklayers who rebuilt the railway and their families, departs Porthmadog at 1.15pm for Caernarfon.
Tracking tests require a lot of work on the part of many people (judges and tracklayers).