noun pl. brakemen
- a railroad worker who operated the brakes on a train, but is now chiefly an assistant to the conductor
- the last person on a bobsled team, who operates the brake, controlling skids and stopping the sled
See brakeman in American Heritage Dictionary 4
One who operates, inspects, or repairs brakes, especially a railroad employee who assists the conductor and checks on the operation of a train's brakes.
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