brakeman definition

  • noun:
    • One who runs, inspects, or fixes brake system, specially a railroad worker whom helps the conductor and inspections regarding the procedure of a train's brake system.
    • A railroad employee accountable for a train's brake system, couplings an such like
    • A man responsible for a brake or brakes.
    • The man in control of the winding (or hoisting) engine for a mine.
    • a person whose business is to put on the brakes on a railroad-train that are operated yourself.
    • 2. In mining, the man in control of the winding-engine.
    • Sometimes spelled breakman, as well as in Great Britain categorised as brakesman.
    • a railroad employee accountable for a train's brake system

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