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ˈmoʊ tər mənmo·tor·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motormannoun

    the operator of streetcar


  1. Motormannoun

    an operator of a motor vehicle, especially of a streetcar or subway train.


  1. motormannoun

    A man who controls a motor.

  2. motormannoun

    A person who operates a motor vehicle.


  1. motorman

    A motorman is a person who operates or controls the engine of a motor vehicle, train, tram or a subway train. This term is often used in the context of public transportation and railway system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Motormannoun

    a man who controls a motor


  1. Motorman

    A motorman is the person who operates an electrified trolley car, tram, light rail, or rapid transit train. The term refers to the person who is in charge of the motor in the same sense as a railroad engineer is in charge of the engine. The term was gender-neutral. Though motormen have historically been male, females in the position were usually also called motormen as a job title. The term has been replaced by more neutral ones, as gender-specific job titles have fallen into disuse, and because many systems employ large numbers of women in the position. On the New York City Subway and London Underground, the position is now called train operator. The operator of an electric locomotive or an electric multiple unit train on a commuter or mainline railroad is typically called an engineer or driver. The term may also refer to a person on a locomotive-hauled train when the train is being propelled by the locomotive. The driver is responsible for applying power in the locomotive, while the motorman at the front of the train, is responsible for obeying signals, sounding the horn, and applying the brakes where necessary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motorman in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motorman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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