Definition of Switchman

1. Noun. A man who operates railroad switches.

Generic synonyms: Manipulator, Operator



Definition of Switchman

1. n. One who tends a switch on a railway.

Definition of Switchman

1. Noun. A person who operates railway switches which route trains onto rail tracks. ¹

2. Noun. A person whose job is to help in the switching of railcars in a railway yard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Switchman

1. [n SWITCHMEN]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Switchman

switchers
switches
switchgear
switchgirl
switchgirls
switchhook
switchhooks
switchier
switching
switching on
switchings
switchless
switchlike
switchman (current term)
switchmen
switchology
switchover
switchovers
switchroom
switchrooms
switcht
switchy
switchyard
switchyards
swith
swithe
swither
swithered

Literary usage of Switchman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"We think, however, as to this the deceased switchman had assumed the risk. The evidence is clear that his opportunity for discovering the defective ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"17G, 79 NE 128; awarded the father—death of a son old enough to be engaged as a switchman, Parker v. Crowell & S. Lumber Co. (1905) 115 La. 463, 39 So. ..."

3. Biennial Report by Texas Bureau of Labor Statistics (1910)
"switchman ... Investigate the increased cost of living. Full crew law that is constitutional. switchman ..."

4. Three Visits to America by Emily Faithfull (1884)
"A woman switchman—Laundry work—A steamboat captain—Mrs. Maxwell of Colorado—Inconsistencies—Book agents—Stockbrokers —Copyists—Librarians—Incomes earned by ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"A switchman who is one of a gang of men employed about the shop- yard, in carrying to and from machine shops of a railroad company supplies and repaired or ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"We think, however, as to this the deceased switchman had assumed the risk. The evidence is clear that his opportunity for discovering the defective ..."

7. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"17G, 79 NE 128; awarded the father—death of a son old enough to be engaged as a switchman, Parker v. Crowell & S. Lumber Co. (1905) 115 La. 463, 39 So. ..."

8. Biennial Report by Texas Bureau of Labor Statistics (1910)
"switchman ... Investigate the increased cost of living. Full crew law that is constitutional. switchman ..."

9. Three Visits to America by Emily Faithfull (1884)
"A woman switchman—Laundry work—A steamboat captain—Mrs. Maxwell of Colorado—Inconsistencies—Book agents—Stockbrokers —Copyists—Librarians—Incomes earned by ..."

10. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"A switchman who is one of a gang of men employed about the shop- yard, in carrying to and from machine shops of a railroad company supplies and repaired or ..."

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