Definition of trackman in English:



  • 1A person employed in laying and maintaining railroad track.

    • ‘Having secured the position of a trackman on the railway, the suspect, aided by several men, including a carpenter, began excavating a tunnel under the track.’
    • ‘The pursuer was employed by the defenders as a leading trackman, stationed at Shettlestone Permanent Way.’
    • ‘On the other side of the rail stood a trackman's cottage.’
    • ‘"It was already dawn," continued the trackman, "when they calmed down and started to doze."’
    • ‘When the second mine was being laid, the conspirators came near being discovered by a trackman.’
  • 2An athlete in track events.