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Motorman   Listen
noun
Motorman  n.  
1.
A man who controls a motor. (archaic)
2.
An operator of a motor vehicle, especially of a streetcar or subway train.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Motorman" Quotes from Famous Books



... in any low, menial employment. The Malay is well represented on the electric cars, where he serves usually as conductor and sometimes as motorman. He is also an expert boatman and fisherman. He is very proud and is said to be extremely loyal to foreigners who treat him with justice and consideration. The Malay, however, can not be depended on for labor on the rubber or cocoanut plantations, as he will not ...
— The Critic in the Orient • George Hamlin Fitch

... Finally the motorman showed that he had a saving sense of humor. Leaning over the dash-board, he inquired, ...
— Toaster's Handbook - Jokes, Stories, and Quotations • Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams, compilers

... had blazed down upon him until it sucked his strength out of him, leaving him limp and draggy. He walked with his head down, indifferent in his sweated weariness to things about him. All the same, the motorman on the Belt Line car swinging out of Yazoo Street into Commercial should have sounded his gong for the turning. Therein lay his contributory negligence. Also, disinterested witnesses subsequently agreed that he took the curve at high speed. It was one of these witnesses ...
— Sundry Accounts • Irvin S. Cobb



Words linked to "Motorman" :   operator, manipulator



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