What does brakeman mean?

Definitions for brakeman
ˈbreɪk mənbrake·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brakemannoun

    a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes


  1. brakemannoun

    A railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes, couplings etc


  1. brakeman

    A brakeman is a crew member on a railroad train who is responsible for assisting with braking a train by applying and maintaining brakes manually. This role is primarily obsolete now due to technological advancements in train systems. The term can also refer to an athlete in the sport of bobsledding, who is responsible for operating the brakes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brakemannoun

    a man in charge of a brake or brakes

  2. Brakemannoun

    the man in charge of the winding (or hoisting) engine for a mine


  1. Brakeman

    A brakeman is a rail transport worker whose original job it was to assist the braking of a train by applying brakes on individual wagons. The advent of through brakes on trains made this role redundant, although the name lives on in the United States where brakemen carry out a variety of functions both on the track and within trains.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brakeman is ranked #75317 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brakeman surname appeared 256 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brakeman.

    93.3% or 239 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 8 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brakeman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brakeman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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