[ UK /bɹˈe‍ɪkmən/ ]
[ US /ˈbɹeɪkmən/ ]
  1. a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes
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How To Use brakeman In A Sentence

  • The fireman and brakeman were blown out of the cab, and both died a few days later.
  • Jeff even knew all of the railroad yards south of San Francisco where Cassady was a train brakeman. Trackin' Neal Cassady In San Miguel de Allende
  • To brake, the gripman releases the cable and the brakeman brakes. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • Her position in the two-man team is piloting the bobsleigh, in the front, while her sister acts as the brakeman.
  • Windows all across (with wipers) will justify a middle seat for the brakeman, but there's a sandbox there too for the flues.
  • The brakeman was a good fellow, and one and all encouraged him in the hope that he would pull through. The Canadian Elocutionist
  • We got on our engine and the head brakeman took us over to the stock pens and picked up four cars of sheep and took us back in the yard to No. 7 track and coupled us up to forty-seven more cars of sheep and cattle, and Smyers, trainmaster for the A., Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America
  • Spitting on his hands he called a brakeman with a transom hook out of the sleeper, to fish with, they rolled up their trousers and waded in, after telling a porter to bring a blanket to put the pieces in. Peck's Compendium of Fun
  • Mazzi was the brakeman for the USA world bobsledding team that won the four-man national bobsledding championship at Lake Placid.
  • A Reserve environmental engineer officer, he is the brakeman for the top-ranked four-man sled team in the world.
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