trackwalker
noun Date: 1872 a worker employed to walk over and inspect a section of railroad tracks

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  • Trackwalker — Track walk er, n. (Railroads) A person employed to walk over and inspect a section of tracks. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trackwalker — ☆ trackwalker [trakwôk΄ər ] n. a person whose work is walking along, and inspecting, sections of railroad track …   English World dictionary

  • trackwalker — /trak waw keuhr/, n. a person employed to walk over and inspect a certain section of railroad track at intervals. [1870 75, Amer.; TRACK + WALKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • trackwalker — /ˈtrækwɔkə/ (say trakwawkuh) noun US a person employed to walk over and inspect a certain section of railway track at intervals. {track1 + walker} …   Australian English dictionary

  • trackwalker — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a worker employed to walk over and inspect a section of tracks * * * /trak waw keuhr/, n. a person employed to walk over and inspect a certain section of railroad track at intervals. [1870 75, Amer.; TRACK + WALKER] …   Useful english dictionary

  • track|man — «TRAK muhn», noun, plural men. 1. a railroad worker who lays, inspects, or repairs tracks. 2. = trackwalker. (Cf. ↑trackwalker) 3. an athlete who participates in track and field events: »Fullbacks can run the hundred yard dash as fast as trackmen …   Useful english dictionary

  • -men — Trackman Track man, n.; pl. { men}. (Railroads) One employed on work on the track; specif., a trackwalker. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trackman — Track man, n.; pl. { men}. (Railroads) One employed on work on the track; specif., a trackwalker. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trackman — /trak meuhn/, n., pl. trackmen. 1. a person who assists in inspecting, installing, or maintaining railroad tracks. 2. a trackwalker. [1870 75, Amer.; TRACK + MAN] Usage. See man. * * * …   Universalium

  • 巡道工 — xúndàogōng (1) [trackwalker]∶巡视及检查一段铁道线路的工人 (2) [road monkey]∶检查和维修伐木区道路的人 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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