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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. -A person who assists in moving cars in a railway yard or terminal

Usage examples (34)
  • "Milk, Bruno!" called the switchman again, and he opened the door and out ran the dog.
  • "Hello, Mrs. Black!" called the switchman in a jolly voice to his wife, who just then came to the side door to look out.
  • "Yes, he is a very good dog," the switchman answered.
  • I got a switchman and started out to limber up the "III." for more
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