Definition of booking clerk in English:

booking clerk

noun

British
  • An official selling tickets, especially at a railroad station.

    • ‘Percy started work as a railway and booking clerk at the London Underground and moved to Wiltshire when he was transferred to mainline services.’
    • ‘He quietly advanced Rs.140 to the booking clerk and then made everyone go through the process of buying her own ticket.’
    • ‘But his cover was blown within reach of the Swiss border when a station booking clerk became suspicious.’
    • ‘On the fourth journey, Sofia to Septembri, the booking clerk's promise of a smoking section seat resulted in… no prizes, etc: a non-smoking seat.’
    • ‘At this juncture, Lavanya comes to Pulicharla as a railway booking clerk.’
    • ‘Most rural stations had a staff of up to a dozen, who between them carried out the duties of stationmaster, signalman, booking clerk, ticket collector, porter, shunter, lengthman and lampman.’
    • ‘So, an obliging booking clerk spent ages delving through timetables and suggested she go via Sheffield and Leicester, at a cost of £46.’
    • ‘The position of booking clerk was not filled so, at least until the next meeting on March 25, bookings should be made through the chairman or secretary.’
    • ‘A private bus operator has introduced a hand-held ticketing machine, which allows conductors to print tickets à la railway booking clerks.’
    • ‘From 1915 the mass military recruitment of men in York led to women becoming train conductors, as well as porters, ticket collectors and booking clerks on the railways.’

Pronunciation

booking clerk

/ˈbo͝okiNG klərk/