shunter

NOUN
  1. a small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips
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How To Use shunter In A Sentence

  • More than 800 railway shunters, signal operators and pointsmen from 10 stations across Sri Lanka struck for 24 hours on May 26 to demand a salary increase.
  • A British Rail Class 03 Diesel-mechanical shunter (switcher) with a jackshaft under the cab. WN.com - Articles related to Steven Spielberg eyes Australia for new dinosaur movie
  • A British Rail Class 03 Diesel-mechanical shunter (switcher) with a jackshaft under the cab. WN.com - Articles related to Steven Spielberg eyes Australia for new dinosaur movie
  • Railway shunters, pointsmen, signalmen and yardmasters began an indefinite strike at midnight on August 5, demanding the immediate settlement of salary anomalies.
  • The poor shunter - he's the one who has to go home and explain the love-bites to his missus. A Fire Raging in Islington
  • Many jobs were no more nor less dangerous than thousands of posts in other walks of life, but for shunters, goods guards and brakesmen, permanent way staff and platelayers the story was different.
  • These were the employees who operated the railway: the station staff, the signalmen, the shunters and the guards on the trains.
  • Leaning on the arm of her mother for support, Mrs Neha told the inquiry that her husband had become a shunter after being made redundant as a locomotive engineer.
  • On our way back we called in at the field centre, a converted ex-shunter's cabin.
  • There were no passengers on board, there would have been a driver or a shunter involved but there are no injuries.
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